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