Provide vs. Provide With


To provide is to give someone something that they need.

Provide someone with something

Provide something for someone

Provide something to someone

Provide or provide with

When provide means ‘give someone something they need’, it takes the preposition with.

Phrasal verbs with provide

Provide against

To provide against something is to take steps to deal with something bad that may happen.

Provide for

To provide for someone is to make sure that they have what they need.