provide for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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.

See also main entry: provide