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verb [transitive] supply pronunciation in American English /səˈplaɪ/ 
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present tense
present participlesupplying
past tensesupplied
past participlesupplied
  1. to provide someone or something with something that they need or want

    Mrs. Armstrong will supply the champagne for the party.

    Can you supply a list of the guests?

    Refugees lined up for water supplied by aid organizations.

    supply something to someone/something:

    Two huge generators supply power to farms in the area.

    supply someone/something with something:

    They revealed that he had supplied terrorist organizations with weapons.

    supply someone/something with something:

    They used the money to supply the school with new textbooks.


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