to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function <years of service in the congress and in the cabinet equipped him better than most people for the office of the presidency> Related Words accustom
to provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity <a visit to a ski shop to equip ourselves for a week of skiing in the Rockies> Related Words stock
, dole out
, hand out
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