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American English: /prəˈvaɪd/
British English: /prəˈvʌɪd/

Translation of provide in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (supply) See examples:to provide somebody with something
    proveer a alguien de algo
    suministrarle or proporcionarle algo a alguien
    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 adecuada
    to provide something (for/to somebody/something)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
    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]
    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

Phrasal verbs

provide against

verb + preposition + object
tomar precauciones contra
precaverse or prevenirse contra
proporcionar cobertura contra

provide for

verb + preposition + object
1.1 (support)
1.2 (make arrangements for) See examples: 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)

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