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provider

Line breaks: pro|vider
Pronunciation: /prəˈvʌɪdə
 
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Definition of provider in English:

noun

1A person or thing that provides something: a leading provider of personal financial services
More example sentences
  • Reuters, a leading provider of financial news, has been hit hard by last year's downturn in global financial markets.
  • Metrobank is the leading provider of trade finance in the country.
  • Junior Achievement Ireland is the leading provider of enterprise education to young people in Ireland.
Synonyms
supplier, donor, giver, contributor, source, mainstay
1.1A person who earns money to support their family: he didn’t like the thought of Dad being the sole provider for the family again
More example sentences
  • Dad was a very hard worker and a great provider for the family, and had a very sensitive and giving heart.
  • The result of these endeavours was that by the time I left school at the age of 15, I was already the family's main provider.
  • They resonated with me because I recognize his feelings as a father and provider for his family.

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