equip

verb
\ i-ˈkwip How to pronounce equip (audio) \
equipped; equipping

Definition of equip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to furnish for service or action by appropriate provisioning equip an army
2 : dress, array
3 : to make ready : prepare wasn't equipped to handle the pressures of the job

equip

abbreviation

Definition of equip (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms for equip

Synonyms: Verb

fit, prepare, qualify, ready, season, train

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Verb

furnish, equip, outfit, appoint, accoutre mean to supply one with what is needed. 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 equip in a Sentence

Verb

More money was needed to train and equip the troops. Equipped with a hoe and a shovel, I headed for the garden. Her training has equipped her to deal with emergencies. She is well-equipped to deal with emergencies. Those students are not equipped for the challenges of college.
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Wharton’s ‘How to Be the Boss’ class tries to equip students with the skills to deal with the gritty realities of managing. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "The Most Anxious Generation Goes to Work," 9 May 2019 The goal of the SHiELD program is to equip a F-15 Eagle fighter jet with a defensive laser pod by 2021. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Fighter Jets Could Soon Be Armed With Lasers," 6 May 2019 Playing on a Maingear F131 equipped with an Intel Core i9 7980xe and dual Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti's! Dan Masaoka, PCWorld, "PCWorld is streaming The Division 2 on Twitch!," 8 Feb. 2019 Each of the domes sits on a wooden terrace equipped with a hot tub and a shed full of wood pre-chopped (obviously) for the indoor fireplace. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "You can rent these modern geodesic domes nestled in a forest," 15 Nov. 2018 Is your space properly equipped with easy-to-read signs and non-slip surfaces? SELF, "How to Make Your Gym or Fitness Space More Inclusive and Welcoming for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People," 30 Oct. 2018 To them, humans, equipped with intelligence, technology and an ever-increasing population, are the ultra-predators at the top of every food chain. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "How Humans Created the Ultimate Superpests," 9 July 2018 For a home equipped with a fuse box, remove all small fuses and then turn off the main using the knife switch handle. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Safety tips to follow before, during and after an earthquake," 8 July 2018 Videos on social media show fans equipped with trash bags sweeping through the rows collecting plastic waste left on the stadium grounds. Casey Quackenbush, Time, "Everyone Is Cheering for These Japanese Soccer Fans Who Cleaned Up the World Cup Stadium," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of equip

Verb

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for equip

Verb

modification of Anglo-French eskiper, eschiper to load on board a ship, embark, outfit, man, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English scipian equip a ship, scip ship

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equip

verb

English Language Learners Definition of equip

: to provide (someone) with necessary materials or supplies
: to provide (something) with a particular feature or ability
: to prepare (someone) for a particular activity or problem

equip

verb
\ i-ˈkwip How to pronounce equip (audio) \
equipped; equipping

Kids Definition of equip

: to provide with necessary supplies or features

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