[v] determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), esp. by including a proviso condition; "The will provides that each child should receive half of the money"
[v] provide what is desired or needed, esp. support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
[v] provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"; "render assistence"
[v] mount or put up; "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"