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Synonyms for provide

Synonyms for (verb) provide

Synonyms: provide Definition: take measures in preparation for Usage: provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship

Similar words: set, set up, gear up, fix, prepare, ready Definition: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc Usage: Get the children ready for school!; prepare for war; I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

Synonyms: provide Definition: determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation Usage: The will provides that each child should receive half of the money; The Constitution provides for the right to free speech

Similar words: qualify, specify, stipulate, condition Definition: specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement Usage: The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life; The contract stipulates the dates of the payments

Synonyms: cater, supply, provide, ply Definition: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance Usage: The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

Similar words: give Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care

Synonyms: bring home the bacon, provide Definition: supply means of subsistence; earn a living Usage: He provides for his large family by working three jobs; Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon

Similar words: support Definition: support materially or financially Usage: he does not support his natural children; The scholarship supported me when I was in college

Synonyms: supply, render, provide, furnish Definition: give something useful or necessary to Usage: We provided the room with an electrical heater

Similar words: give Definition: transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody Usage: I gave her my money; can you give me lessons?; She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care

Synonyms: offer, provide, put up Definition: mount or put up Usage: put up a good fight; offer resistance

Similar words: engage, wage Definition: carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns) Usage: Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe

Synonyms: allow, allow for, provide, leave Definition: make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain Usage: This leaves no room for improvement; The evidence allows only one conclusion; allow for mistakes; leave lots of time for the trip; This procedure provides for lots of leeway

Similar words: yield, afford, give Definition: be the cause or source of Usage: He gave me a lot of trouble; Our meeting afforded much interesting information