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Main Entry: pro·vide
Pronunciation: prschwa-primarystressvimacrd
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): pro·vid·ed; pro·vid·ing
Etymology: Middle English providen "to provide," from Latin providemacronre, literally, "to see ahead," from pro- "ahead, forward" and videmacronre "to see" --related to VISION
1 : to take care of beforehand <provide against a possible scarcity>
2 : to state a condition or stipulation <the contract provided for 10 paid holidays>
3 : to supply what is needed for support <provides for a large family>
4 : to supply or furnish for use <cows provide milk>
- pro·vid·er noun

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