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      vb   mainly tr  
1    to put at the disposal of; furnish or supply  
2    to afford; yield  
this meeting provides an opportunity to talk     
3    intr; often foll by: for or against   to take careful precautions (over)  
he provided against financial ruin by wise investment     
4    intr; foll by: for   to supply means of support (to), esp. financially  
he provides for his family     
5    (in statutes, documents, etc.) to determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), esp. by including a proviso condition  
6    to confer and induct into ecclesiastical offices  
7    Now rare   to have or get in store  
in summer many animals provide their winter food     
     (C15: from Latin providere to provide for, from pro- beforehand + videre to see)  
  provider      n  
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1    accommodate, cater, contribute, equip, furnish, outfit, provision, purvey, stock up, supply  
2    add, afford, bring, give, impart, lend, present, produce, render, serve, yield  
3      (with)       for or against   anticipate, arrange for, forearm, get ready, make arrangements, make plans, plan ahead, plan for, prepare for, take measures, take precautions  
4      (with)       for   care for, keep, look after, maintain, support, sustain, take care of  
5    determine, lay down, require, specify, state, stipulate  
1    deprive, keep back, refuse, withhold  
3    disregard, fail to notice, miss, neglect, overlook  
4    neglect  

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the application of scientifically proven methods to gather, process, interpret, and to use digital evidence to provide a conclusive description of cyber crime activities
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
UNICEF is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee. Donate to help UNICEF meet the urgent needs of children.
someone who re-posts a genuine online listing for a book at an inflated price on another website. If someone buys from the bookjacker, he buys the book from the original seller and provides him with the address of the customer. The bookjacker never sees or handles the book, but collects his margin.
[Bus.] Syn. dropshipper.
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