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"Furnish" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "amueblar", and "provide" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "proveer". Learn more about the difference between "furnish" and "provide" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to equip with furniture)
a. amueblar
The artist had furnished his apartment with all sorts of strange objects.El artista había amueblado su apartamento con todo tipo de objetos extraños.
b. amoblar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Charlie furnishes commercial spaces for a living.Charlie se dedica a amoblar espacios comerciales.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(to give; often used with "with")
a. proporcionar
The mole furnished large amounts of intelligence to the enemy.El espía le proporcionó grandes cantidades de información al enemigo.
b. facilitar
Scott is responsible for furnishing the latest data to the campaign team.Scott está encargado de facilitarle los últimos datos al equipo de campaña.
c. proveer
The distributor that furnished us with all of our supplies went out of business.El distribuidor que proveía todos nuestros suministros quebró.
d. suministrar
A local computer store furnished the library with all of its equipment.Una tienda informática local suministró todos los equipos para la biblioteca.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to supply)
a. proveer
The company will provide a light lunch.La empresa proveerá un almuerzo ligero.
b. suministrar
The school will provide all the required books for the children.El colegio suministrará a los niños todos los libros necesarios.
c. proporcionar
Who will provide the music for the party?¿Quién proporcionará la música para la fiesta?
d. prestar (service)
Will the company provide an interpreting service?¿Prestará la empresa el servicio de interpretación?
2. (to give)
a. producir
The orange tree provided oranges for the whole family.El naranjo produjo naranjas para toda la familia.
3. (legal)
a. estipular
The law provides that there is a minimum wage.La ley estipula que hay un salario mínimo.
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