provide for

Definition of provide 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.

Word by Word Definitions

provide play
  1. : to take precautionary measures

  2. : to make a proviso or stipulation

  3. : to make preparation to meet a need


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