Definition of provide :
To supply with anything necessary, useful, or appropriate; to provide; to equip; to fit out, or fit up; to adorn; as, to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish one with arms for defense; to furnish a Cable; to furnish the mind with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles; to furnish an expedition or enterprise, a room or a house.
offer up, propose, refuse, succeed, go out, appropriate, leave behind, provision, return, entrust, result, resource, depict, win, purvey, try, hand over, give up, forget, take away, fork out, stock, raise, brook, deliver the goods, trigger, bear, can, get out, limit, suffer, care for, set up, earmark, bid, translate, leave, rear, abide, interpret, procure, volunteer, picture, set aside, turn in, depart, post, fork up, put forward, domiciliate, hand, take care of, restrict, inaugurate, pop the question, fit out, catalyze, accommodate, transfer, go away, leave alone, append, come through, bring about, house, create, tin, bring home the bacon, make, maintain, store, contain, support, will, regulate, fit up, control, fit, fork over, confine, allow for, cater to, invent, set off, turn over, equip, rig, lead, let, take into account, outfit, countenance, put up, determine, cure, erect, exit, add, satisfy, show, declare oneself, tolerate, nominate, minister, start off, produce, proffer, digest, arrange, pull up stakes, stand, administer, form, run, pass on, admit, reserve, permit, issue, yield, stick out, keep, curb, ply, afford, keep down, generate, endure, come up with, go forth, stomach
give (part of speech: verb)
dispense, pledge, donate, bequeath, endow, render, impart, send, supply, present, furnish, disburse, offer, consign, attribute, contribute, ration, give, help, lavish, lend, shower, assist, extend, dole, devote, pay, ascribe, allot, allow, fund, assign, tender, share, submit, grant, deliver, expend, award, serve, bestow
supply (part of speech: verb)
- We have also been able to provide ourselves with music, which, though harsh, is better than none. - "How I Found Livingstone", Sir Henry M. Stanley.
- Come, I will take you to your parents, and provide for you. - "Old Fritz and the New Era", Louise Muhlbach.
- The Lord will provide. - "The Coming of the King", James Hocking.