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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to give)
a. to provide
Estamos proveyendo agua y comida a las víctimas del desastre.We are providing water and food to the victims of the disaster.
b. to supply
Los granjeros locales proveen vegetales orgánicos a ese supermercado.Local farmers supply organic vegetables to that supermarket.
2. (to hire)
a. to fill
Hemos provisto la vacante, pero guardaremos su CV en nuestra base de datos.We've already filled the opening, but we'll keep your CV on our database.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to furnish)
a. to provide
Todo está provisto con ese paquete de vacaciones.Everything is provided for with that vacation package.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
4. (to furnish oneself with; used with "de")
a. to provide oneself with
Tenemos que proveernos de suficiente madera para el invierno.We have to provide ourselves with enough wood for the winter.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (abastecer)
a. to supply, to provide
proveer a alguien de algoto provide o supply somebody with something
2. (puesto, cargo)
a. to fill
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
proveerse deto stock up on
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proveerprovisto y proveído (participio_de_pasado)
transitive verb
1 (suministrar) to supply; furnish;de with
2 (preparar) to provide; get ready
proveer todo lo necesario to provide all that is necessary;para for;
3 [+vacante] to fill
4 [+negocio] to transact; dispatch
5 (Jur) to decree
intransitive verb
proveer a to provide for; proveer a las necesidades de algn to provide for sb's needs; proveer a un vicio de algn to pander to sb's vice
pronominal verb
proveerse de algo to provide o.s. with sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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