Provide vs Provisory - What's the difference?

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Provide is a related term of provisory.

As a verb provide

is to make a living; earn money for necessities.

As an adjective provisory is

containing (a) proviso(es).




  • 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


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    (en adjective)
  • containing (a) proviso(es)
  • :''The provisory clause effectively excluded his otherwise logical heirs from his main inheritance
  • dependent on a condition (proviso)
  • :''A provisory guarantee is rather like blackmail
  • pending something more permanent
  • Synonyms

    * (relating to a proviso) conditional * (pending something) provisional, temporary, transitory

    Derived terms

    * provisorily