Textual thesaurus for "provide"

(verb) cater, supply, ply

give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

(verb) bring home the bacon

supply means of subsistence; earn a living

He provides for his large family by working three jobs; Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon

(verb) supply, render, furnish

give something useful or necessary to

We provided the room with an electrical heater

(verb) offer, put up

mount or put up

put up a good fight; offer resistance

(verb) allow, allow for, leave

make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain

This leaves no room for improvement; The evidence allows only one conclusion; allow for mistakes; leave lots of time for the trip; This procedure provides for lots of leeway