Translation of provide in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /prəˈvaɪd/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (supply) to provide sb with sth proveer* a algn de algo, suministrarle or proporcionarle algo a algn we provided them with food and blankets los proveímos de comida y mantas, les suministramos or les proporcionamos comida y mantas the state provides the orchestra with funds el estado subvenciona la orquesta provide yourself with suitable clothing provéase de or procúrese ropa adecuadato provide sth (for/to sb/sth) is accommodation provided? ¿nos ( or les etc) dan alojamiento? textbooks will be provided se proporcionarán or facilitarán los libros de texto the garden provides enough vegetables for the family el huerto abastece a la familia de verduras the company provides sports facilities for its staff la compañía cuenta con instalaciones deportivas para uso del personal they are alleged to have provided arms to the rebels se dice que (les) suministraron armas a los rebeldes the meeting provided an opportunity to put forward new proposals la reunión ofreció or brindó la oportunidad de presentar nuevas propuestas the test results provided some clues los resultados de las pruebas dieron or proporcionaron algunas pistas
    More example sentences
    • Our aim was to raise awareness of the benefits and support available to those who provide unpaid care.
    • Members of the Ladies Club provided a wonderful service throughout the day with refreshments available at all times.
    • The group is active in repairing schools and providing educational supplies.
  • 2 (stipulate) [formal] [clause/treaty/contract] estipular
    More example sentences
    • The mortgage provides that the mortgagor shall pay all municipal taxes as they fall due.
    • It provides that it is unlawful for a public authority to act in a way which is incompatible with a Convention right.
    • This material plainly has to reach the expert and the clause provides that it should do so within a specific time limit.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

Phrasal verbs

provide against

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[person] tomar precauciones contra, precaverse or prevenirse* contra; [policy] proporcionar cobertura contra

provide for

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 (support) [family] mantener* 1.2 (make arrangements for) he left them very well provided for los dejó en una situación económica holgada or con el porvenir asegurado I have to provide for my old age tengo que asegurarme el bienestar en la vejez every eventuality has been provided for se han tomado precauciones contra cualquier eventualidad, se han previsto todas las eventualidades 1.3 [Law/Derecho] prever*

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.