View synonyms for provided


[ pruh-vahy-did ]


  1. on the condition or understanding (that); providing:

    I'll go, provided that the others go too.


  1. furnished or supplied for someone’s use:

    Students play the video and then use the provided handout for graphing the story.

  2. stipulated in a regulation, law, etc.:

    Complaints filed past the provided term defined in section VII.2 shall not be considered.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of provide.

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Confusables Note

The conjunctions provided and providing are interchangeable. Both mean “on the condition or understanding that,” with that sometimes expressed: Provided (or Providing ) no further objections are raised, we will consider the matter settled.

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Other Words From

  • non·pro·vid·ed adjective
  • un·pro·vid·ed adjective
  • well-pro·vid·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of provided1

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English; provide, -ed 2

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Synonym Study

See if.

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Example Sentences

“We met the smuggler in the train station; he came to speak with us about the services he provided,” Yazbek says.

Can they determine that individual citizens should not have access to rights provided by the Constitution?

During two years in Iranian custody, Abdolhamid provided crucial details of how Jundullah operated.

At its peak, his business made as much as $30,000 a year—provided he worked the entire month of December.

The bill also provided $64 billion in war funding through the Overseas Contingency Operations account.

Judged from this point of view only, the elasticity provided by the new law is doubtless adequate.

He replied that he had no objections, provided she did not encumber the carriage with bandboxes, which were his utter abhorrence.

The governor of the fortress was provided with a safe residence in Egypt, and an annual pension of 75,000 piasters.

It is true that the parents so provided think more of the twenty-five francs than they do of the foundling.

There are two forms of elasticity, one of quantity and the other of quality, both provided for in the act.