provide-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: supply or furnish with something needed or wanted

NOTE: This sense includes PROVIDE WITH Syntax is: NP1[+agent{+animate|+organization}] PROVIDE NP2[+theme] PP NP3[+recipient{+animate|+organization}] NP1[+agent{+animate|+organization}] PROVIDE NP2[+recipient{+animate|+organization}] PP NP3[+theme]

We provided the room with an electrical heater.
The hostess provided lunch for all the guests.
The costumes and makeup were provided by a New York salon.
He never provided a reason for missing our appointment.
The rebels will provide resistance to the north of the city.
Please provide plenty of time for this section of the test.
He always provides us with some good laughs.
This room provides ample sunlight through French windows.
Shop window provides creative platform for Coventry students.

VerbNet: fulfilling-13.4.1-2
FrameNet: Supply
PropBank: provide.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4, 5

Sense Number 2: supply means for support or sustenance

NOTE: This sense includes PROVIDE FOR Syntax is: NP1[+agent{+abstract|+animate}] PROVIDE FOR NP2[+recipient{+abstract|+animate}]

He worked hard to provide for his children.
She provides for her family by working in a hospital.
The grant provides for state-of-the-art infrastructure.
The internet-based education bill provides for expanded learning opportunities in higher education.
Their modular architecture provides for rapid development of media management applications.

VerbNet: fulfulling-13.4.1-2
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: provide.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6, 7

Sense Number 3: stipulate or determine

The will provides that each child should receive half of the money.
The second clause provides that the injured party will receive reimbursement for the injury.
The Constitution provides for a bicameral legislature.

VerbNet: ensure-99
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3