furnish implies the provision of any or all essentials for performing a function.
a sparsely furnished apartment
equip suggests the provision of something making for efficiency in action or use.
a fully equipped kitchen
outfit implies provision of a complete list or set of articles as for a journey, an expedition, or a special occupation.
outfitted the family for a ski trip
appoint implies provision of complete and usually elegant or elaborate equipment or furnishings.
a lavishly appointed apartment
accoutre suggests the supplying of personal dress or equipment for a special activity.
fully accoutred members of a polar expedition
Examples of appoint in a Sentence
She was appointed professor of chemistry at the university.
After his parents died, the boy's uncle was appointed as his guardian.
Every year, the group appoints three new members.
a committee appointed by Congress
the company's newly appointed assistant director
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Middle English, from Anglo-French appointer, from a- (from Latin ad-) + point point