Synonyms for (verb) provide


take measures in preparation for

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

LESS SPECIFIC: set, set up, gear up, fix, prepare, ready


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

LESS SPECIFIC: qualify, specify, stipulate, condition

cater, supply, provide, ply

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

The hostess provided lunch for all the guests


bring home the bacon, provide

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


supply, render, provide, furnish

give something useful or necessary to

We provided the room with an electrical heater


offer, provide, put up

mount or put up

put up a good fight; offer resistance

LESS SPECIFIC: engage, wage

allow, allow for, provide, leave

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

LESS SPECIFIC: yield, afford, give