Definition of EQUIP

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>
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>
Synonyms accoutre (or accouter), equip, fit (out), gird, kit (up or out) [chiefly British], outfit, provision, rig, supply
Near Antonyms deprive, dispossess, divest, strip

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