verb (used with object), pro·vid·ed, pro·vid·ing.
verb (used without object), pro·vid·ed, pro·vid·ing.
Origin of provide
Examples from the Web for provide
Who do you turn to now when you have a decision to make, when you have one less person to provide validation or advice?
Like any service for hire, it is extremely important for the traffickers to provide a reputable service, criminal as it is.
Specifically, the pilots got themselves into a high altitude stall, where the wings lose the capacity to provide lift.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Can we provide better services to millions more Americans while actually saving billions of dollars?
These photographers are respected, indeed, but that is not in and of itself enough to provide insight about the city.
But since the crew was emphatically ordered to leave, a respirator might not provide much safety.The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
Provide yourself, sir, with a journeyman; I'm my country's journeyman; henceforward that's MY line of business.'Barnaby Rudge|Charles Dickens
The Company expected the sawmill to provide the planks and suggested a place near the sawmill and ironworks for the shipyard.Some Notes on Shipbuilding and Shipping in Colonial Virginia|Cerinda W. Evans
Harriet, you will have to provide the yell now that you have suggested it.The Meadow-Brook Girls Under Canvas|Janet Aldridge
To prevent casualties, and also to provide more room, two Companies were pushed forward on the 28th to Starfish trench.
British Dictionary definitions for provide
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for provide
Word Origin and History for provide
early 15c., from Latin providere "look ahead, prepare, supply, act with foresight," from pro- "ahead" (see pro-) + videre "to see" (see vision). Related: Provided; providing. Earlier in same sense was purvey, which is the same word as deformed in Old French.