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provide against, provide for, provide with

The verb provide can be followed by the prepositions against, for and with.

The expression provide against means to prepare for a possible difficulty or disaster.

  • Special provisions were made to provide against a potential earthquake.

The expression provide for has a similar meaning.

  • They gathered many supplies to provide for an emergency.

For can also be used after the verb provide to introduce the person receiving what is provided. The pattern is provide + direct object + for + receiver(s).

  • Aid organizations provided food and water for the victims of the earthquake.

With is used after the verb provide to introduce whatever is being provided. The pattern is provide + indirect object (receiver) + with + item(s) provided.

  • Susan provided him with all of the information that he needed to write the report.