Definition of 'provide'
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There is further evidence that healthy trees provide life support for their sick or dying brethren. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The rest of the cash raised is to provide financial flexibility and fund growth plans. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The study found a similar disparity in those providing support. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Another idea mentioned in the document is to provide big financial incentives for wins in the group phase. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Having free food provided on a flight is a nice perk, but not vital. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If more information about an incident is available, it provides stronger accountability. The Sun (2016)A firm that fails to comply could lose its licence to provide financial advice. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You in Germany are providing us with food, medicine and safety. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The bureau warns that servicing such high fixed returns could squeeze funds available for providing actual care. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The global financial crisis has provided a modesty blanket to cover their sins. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You get a little bit at the end that provides a connection. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The business provides financial indices and runs a fund management unit. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They provide food and safe nesting sites for the birds as well as a colourful display. The Sun (2011)We ended up providing a second opinion where in most cases none was needed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That provides a powerful financial incentive for banks to supply more credit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Provide good food at affordable prices and the empire should recover. The Sun (2009)There is a moral obligation on those who will the ends to provide the means. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One way is to provide direct financial support. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Her new target was to grow enough food to provide a meal a day. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He said that equipment was available to provide better protection for airlines but that it would be expensive to install. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Initially offering general support these groups have now evolved to provide specific support for precise needs and widely differing experiences of loss. Why am I Afraid to Grieve (1994)Should further action prove necessary, policy options are available to provide additional stimulus. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In exchange for your data, the store provides special discounts available only to its preferred shoppers. THE STRATEGY MACHINE (2002)In the end home-grown expertise provided the answers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In addition, some of the available services provide accounting ratios for each company. Corporate Cloak and Dagger (1994)All three are rivals in the global oil services industry, where they provide support to the exploration giants. Times, Sunday Times (2013)New government schemes to provide support to homeowners were also introduced and those already in place improved to increase the number of homeowners that qualified for assistance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What they can do is provide a little support for the part of the body being moved and to give your muscles something to "resist" against. The A-Z of Beauty Treatment (1994)
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Translations for 'provide'
British English: provide /prəˈvaɪd/ VERB
If you provide something that someone needs or wants, you give it to them or make it available to them.
They provided lots of information.
- American English: provide
- Arabic: يُزَوَد
- Brazilian Portuguese: fornecer
- Chinese: 供应
- Croatian: pružati
- Czech: poskytnout
- Danish: tilvejebringe
- Dutch: leveren
- European Spanish: suministrar proporcionar
- Finnish: hankkia
- French: fournir
- German: zur Verfügung stellen
- Greek: παρέχω
- Italian: fornire
- Japanese: 供給する
- Korean: 제공하다
- Norwegian: skaffe
- Polish: dostarczyć
- European Portuguese: fornecer
- Romanian: a asigura
- Russian: предоставлять
- Spanish: suministrar
- Swedish: sörja för
- Thai: จัดหา
- Turkish: sağlamak
- Ukrainian: забезпечувати
- Vietnamese: cung cấp
Definition of provide from the Collins English Dictionary
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