- vt. 提供；规定；准备；装备
- vi. 规定；抚养；作准备
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- provide:  The -vide of provide goes back to Latin vidēre ‘see’ (source of English vision), which is a long way from the English verb’s main present-day meaning, ‘supply’. Its Latin ancestor prōvidēre, formed with the prefix prō- ‘before’, meant ‘foresee’ – a sense which survived into English: ‘evident and sufficient signs, whereby may be provided and foreseen the aborcement [abortion] before it comes’, Thomas Raynalde, Birth of Mankind 1545.
But already in Latin it had moved on to ‘exercise foresight by making preparations’, and this formed the basis of the later ‘supply’. Other English descendants of prōvidēre include improvise, provident  (a close relative of prudent), provision , proviso , and purvey .
=> improvise, provision, proviso, prudent, purvey, vision
- provide (v.)
- early 15c., from Latin providere "look ahead, prepare, supply, act with foresight," from pro- "ahead" (see pro-) + videre "to see" (see vision). Related: Provided; providing. Earlier in same sense was purvey, which is the same word as deformed in Old French.
- 1. Poland provide the opposition for the Scots' last warm-up match at home.
- 2. New ways to treat arthritis may provide an alternative to painkillers.
- 3. Nursing auxiliaries provide basic care, but are not qualified nurses.
- 4. Light colours provide an effective backdrop for pictures or a mirror.
- 5. The least his hotel could do is provide a little privacy.
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