provide for

phrasal verb

provided for; providing for; provides for
1
: to cause (something) to be available or to happen in the future
The contract provides for 10 paid holidays.
The law provides for the appointment of a new official.
2
: to supply what is needed for (something or someone)
It's hard to make enough money to provide for such a large family.
They agreed to provide for the child's education.

Examples of provide for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Exemptions from the rate are provided for loaded containers hauled by zero-emissions trucks, and under limited circumstances, by low-nitrogen oxide trucks. Glenn Taylor, Sourcing Journal, 8 July 2024 No other details were provided for the cancellation. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 4 July 2024 Both of his grandparents immigrated from Mexico and spent years working in the fields of Salinas Valley to provide for the family. Mathew Miranda, Sacramento Bee, 1 July 2024 Complimentary food will be provided for all attendees, making this event not only informative but also a chance to enjoy a meal while engaging with fellow veterans and community members. Joe Rassel, Orlando Sentinel, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for provide for 

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“Provide for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/provide%20for. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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