provide for

provide for
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "provide for":
present tense I/you/we/they provide for he/she/it provides for present participle providing for past tense provided for past participle provided for
1) provide for someone to look after someone by making money in order to buy the things that they need

She has always provided for her children.

2) provide for something to make it possible for something to happen in the future

The budget provides for a salary increase after one year.


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