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Definition of "provide" []

  • To furnish; supply: provide food and shelter for a family. (verb-transitive)
  • To make available; afford: a room that provides ample sunlight through French windows. (verb-transitive)
  • To set down as a stipulation: an agreement that provides deadlines for completion of the work. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To make ready ahead of time; prepare. (verb-transitive)
  • To take measures in preparation: provided for the common defense of the states in time of war. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "provide" in a sentence
  • "LMSs are configured to contain various technological and pedagogical tools that provide a Web (virtual) central location to: • deliver course specifications; •publish information that is related to the course; •provide specifications, directions, instruction and models of assignments; •supply the learning community with communicational tools for discussion; •include specific areas for collaborative work; • enable group process for development, but self-paced learning is possible as well; • develop and deploy Web-based products, • make available ongoing students 'assessment (Dabbagh, 2001)."
  • "Most of the references you find about the term provide absolutely no indication that there is anything racist nor anything negative about the term. knick says:"
  • "The way, the only way to reduce the deficit without becoming a third world country by striking the phrase 'provide for the general welfare' from the master plan... is to get people back to work."