Provide vs Purvey - What's the difference?

provide | purvey |


As verbs the difference between provide and purvey

is that provide is to make a living; earn money for necessities while purvey is (obsolete) to prepare in advance (for or to do something); to plan, make provision.

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provide

English

Verb

(provid)
  • To make a living; earn money for necessities.
  • It is difficult to provide for my family working on minimum wage.
  • To act to prepare for something.
  • To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate.
  • The contract provides that the work be well done.
    I'll lend you the money, provided that you pay it back by Monday.
  • To give what is needed or desired, especially basic needs.
  • Don't bother bringing equipment, as we will provide it.
    We aim to provide the local community with more green spaces.
  • To furnish (with), cause to be present.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • Rome was well provided with corn.
  • To make possible or attainable.
  • He provides us with an alternative option.
  • * Milton
  • Bring me berries, or such cooling fruit / As the kind, hospitable woods provide .
  • (obsolete, Latinism) To foresee.
  • (Ben Jonson)
  • To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See provisor .
  • (Prescott)

    Derived terms

    * provider

    Statistics

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    purvey

    English

    Alternative forms

    * puruey

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To prepare in advance (for or to do something); to plan, make provision.
  • *:
  • *:A sayd the kynge / syn ye knowe of your aduenture puruey for hit / and put awey by your craftes that mysauenture / Nay said Merlyn it wylle not be / soo he departed from the kynge
  • To furnish or provide.
  • *Spenser
  • *:Give no odds to your foes, but do purvey / Yourself of sword before that bloody day.
  • *2005 , Lesley Brown, trans. (Plato), Sophist , :
  • *:Those who sell their own products are distinguished from purveyors, who purvey what others produce.
  • To procure; to get.
  • *Sir Walter Scott
  • *:I mean to purvey me a wife after the fashion of the children of Benjamin.