Provide Definition

Define what is Provide?

1. furnish, provide, supply, render (verb)

give something useful or necessary to.

  • We provided the room with an electrical heater.
Synonyms: furnish, supply, render

give verb
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody.


hydrate verb
supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance.

charge verb
energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge.

date verb
provide with a dateline; mark with a date.

feed verb
feed into; supply.

calk verb
provide with calks.

fund verb
provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest.

stint, scant, skimp verb
supply sparingly and with restricted quantities.

terrace, terrasse verb
provide (a house) with a terrace.

dado verb
provide with a dado.

innervate verb
supply nerves to (some organ or body part).

offer verb
make available or accessible, provide or furnish.

signalise, signalize verb
provide with traffic signals.

extend, offer verb
make available; provide.

stock verb
provide or furnish with a stock of something.

buy in, stock up, stock verb
amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use.

caption verb
provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing.

tube verb
provide with a tube or insert a tube into.

ticket verb
provide with a ticket for passage or admission.

stock verb
supply with livestock.

stock verb
supply with fish.

rim verb
furnish with a rim.

fret verb
provide (a musical instrument) with frets.

step verb
furnish with steps.

rail verb
provide with rails.

grate verb
furnish with a grate.

capitalise, capitalize verb
supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders.

alphabetize verb
provide with an alphabet.

wharf verb
provide with a wharf.

air-cool, air-condition verb
equip with an apparatus for controlling the humidity and temperature.

uniform verb
provide with uniforms.

railroad verb
supply with railroad lines.

partner verb
provide with a partner.

bewhisker, whisker verb
furnish with whiskers.

subtitle verb
supply (a movie) with subtitles.

headline verb
provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline.

match verb
provide funds complementary to.

hobnail verb
supply with hobnails.

wive verb
provide with a wife; marry (someone) to a wife.

victual verb
supply with food.

cloy, surfeit verb
supply or feed to surfeit.

heat verb
provide with heat.

seat verb
provide with seats.

seat verb
put a seat on a chair.

ramp verb
furnish with a ramp.

arm verb
supply with arms.

interleave verb
provide (books) with blank leaves.

glass, glaze verb
furnish with glass.

crenel, crenelate, crenellate verb
supply with battlements.

causeway verb
provide with a causeway.

canal, canalise, canalize verb
provide (a city) with a canal.

Bush verb
provide with a bushing.

brattice verb
supply with a brattice, to ventilate mines.

furnish verb
provide or equip with furniture.

slat verb
equip or bar with slats.

berth verb
provide with a berth.

bed verb
furnish with a bed.

computerise, computerize verb
provide with computers.

costume verb
furnish with costumes; as for a film or play.

bottom verb
provide with a bottom or a seat.

rafter verb
provide (a ceiling) with rafters.

tool verb
furnish with tools.

Key verb
provide with a key.

fuel verb
provide with a combustible substance that provides energy.

provision, purvey verb
supply with provisions.

yield, afford, give verb
be the cause or source of.

equip, fit out, outfit, fit verb
provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose.

transistorise, transistorize verb
equip (an electronic circuit or device) with transistors.

upholster verb
provide furniture with padding, springs, webbing, and covers.

cleat verb
provide with cleats.

coal verb
supply with coal.

corbel verb
furnish with a corbel.

cornice verb
furnish with a cornice.

constitutionalize verb
provide with a constitution, as of a country.

copper-bottom verb
provide with a copper bottom.

curtain verb
provide with drapery.

gate verb
supply with a gate.

index verb
provide with an index.

articulate, joint verb
provide with a joint.

pour verb
supply in large amounts or quantities.

pump verb
supply in great quantities.

fuel, fire verb
provide with fuel.

oversupply, glut, flood verb
supply with an excess of.

toggle verb
provide with a toggle or toggles.

patch verb
provide with a patch; also used metaphorically.

water verb
provide with water.

leverage verb
provide with leverage.

tap verb
furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it.

top out, top verb
provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure).

reflectorise, reflectorize verb
provide with reflectors, such as chemicals.

retrofit verb
provide with parts, devices, or equipment not available or in use at the time of the original manufacture.

edge, border verb
provide with a border or edge.

machicolate verb
supply with projecting galleries.

sanitate verb
provide with sanitary facilities or appliances.

hat verb
furnish with a hat.

theme verb
provide with a particular theme or motive.

Kern verb
furnish with a kern.

headquarter verb
provide with headquarters.

shelter verb
provide shelter for.

2. cater, ply, provide, supply (verb)

give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance.

  • The hostess provided lunch for all the guests.
Synonyms: cater, ply, supply

give verb
transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody.


staff verb
provide with staff.

drench verb
force to drink.

regale, treat verb
provide with choice or abundant food or drink.

board verb
provide food and lodging (for).

feed, give verb
give food to.

feed verb
serve as food for; be the food for.

dish, dish up, serve up, dish out, serve verb
provide (usually but not necessarily food).

cater verb
supply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets.

pimp, pander, procure verb
arrange for sexual partners for others.

help, serve verb
help to some food; help with food or drink.

power verb
supply the force or power for the functioning of.

feed verb
provide as food.

pander, gratify, indulge verb
yield (to); give satisfaction to.

underlay verb
provide with a base, support, lining, or backing.

fulfil, fulfill, satisfy, meet, fill verb
fill or meet a want or need.

horse verb
provide with a horse or horses.

shower verb
provide abundantly with.

accommodate verb
provide with something desired or needed.

nourish, nurture, sustain verb
provide with nourishment.

fix up verb
find (something or someone) for.

gutter verb
provide with gutters.

3. provide (verb)

determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation.

  • The will provides that each child should receive half of the money.
  • The Constitution provides for the right to free speech.

specify, stipulate, condition, qualify verb
specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement.

4. put up, provide, offer (verb)

mount or put up.

  • put up a good fight.
  • offer resistance.
Synonyms: put up, offer

wage, engage verb
carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns).

5. allow for, allow, provide, leave (verb)

make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain.

  • 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.
Synonyms: allow for, allow, leave

yield, afford, give verb
be the cause or source of.

6. bring home the bacon, provide (verb)

supply means of subsistence; earn a living.

  • 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.

support verb
support materially or financially.

7. provide (verb)

take measures in preparation for.

  • provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship.

gear up, prepare, ready, Set, fix, set up verb
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.

Nearby Terms

Providence (noun)
the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University

provident (adjective)
providing carefully for the future

providential (adjective)
relating to or characteristic of providence

providentially (adverb)
in a fortunately providential manner

providently (adverb)
in a provident manner

provider (noun)
someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity

province (noun)
the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation

provincial (noun)
(Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order

provincial capital (noun)
the capital city of a province

provincialism (noun)
a lack of sophistication

provincially (adverb)
by the province; through the province

proving ground (noun)
a workplace for testing new equipment or ideas

provirus (noun)
cDNA copy of the RNA genome of a retrovirus; the genetic material of a virus as incorporated into and able to replicate with the genome of a host cell

provision (noun)
a stipulated condition

provisional (adjective satellite)
under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon