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