provide

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provide is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
provide


Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
provide

Third-person singular
provides

Past tense
provided

Past participle
provided

Present participle
providing

  1. (transitive) When you provide something, you make it available.
    The restaurant provided food for the party.
  2. (transitive) Something is provided when an agreement or legal process requires it.
    Laws provide punishment for crimes.
  3. (intransitive) When you provide, you give means of support.
    Parents try to provide for their children.