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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyprovide for
he/she/itprovides for
present participleproviding for
past tenseprovided for
past participleprovided for
  1. 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. 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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