provide or furnish with;
"We provided the room with an electrical heater"
[syn: supply, render, furnish]
 provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance;
"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests" [syn: supply, ply, cater]
 determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation;
"The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"
 make a possibility or provide opportunity for;
"This procedure provides for lots of leeway" [syn: leave, allow for, allow]
 supply means of subsistence; earn a living;
"He provides for his large family by working three jobs"
[syn: bring home the bacon]
 take measures in preparation for;
"provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"
Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University