Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun provider

2 senses of provider

Sense 1
supplier, provider -- (someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity)
       => businessperson, bourgeois -- (a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise)

Sense 2
provider -- (someone who provides the means for subsistence)
       => benefactor, helper -- (a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help))

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