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1‘they supplied money and professional assistance to rebels at by-elections’
give, contribute, provide, furnish, donate, bestow, grant, endow, afford, impart, lay on, come up with, make available, proffer
dispense, allocate, allot, assign, disburse
lavish, shower, regale
informal fork out, shell out
2‘Lake Cachuma supplies the city of Santa Barbara with water’
provide, furnish, endow, serve, confer
equip, kit out, rig out, outfit, clothe, fit, arm
3‘small communities have just a few well-designed windmills to supply all their power needs’
satisfy, meet, fulfil, fill, be adequate for, cater for
1‘we've only a limited supply of food and water’
stock, store, reserve, reservoir, stockpile, heap, pile, mass, hoard, cache, collection, storehouse, repository
fund, crop, mine, bank, arsenal
2‘premises for the sale and supply of alcoholic liquor’
provision, providing, supplying, furnishing, dissemination, distribution, laying on, sending out, serving, accommodation
1‘a supply teacher’
substitute, stand-in, fill-in, locum, temporary, stopgap
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