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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More than 100 Israelis equipped with specialized rescue technology joined the 200 Brazilian firefighters in the search. Peter Prengaman, The Seattle Times, "Searchers probe deep mud from Brazil dam breach; 65 dead," 29 Jan. 2019 In addition to your standard yacht amenities, like swimming pools and helipads, these boats often come equipped with submarines and missile defense systems. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "What are rich people buying now? Superyachts, apparently.," 8 Nov. 2018 Regulations years ago led to air quality improvement as cars came equipped with catalytic converters and power plants switched to low-nitrogen oxide burners. Tony Barboza, latimes.com, "Slowdown in emissions reductions could explain stalled progress on smog, study finds," 30 Apr. 2018 The plane came equipped with a special parachute which, should the aircraft lose control, would carry the entire plane down to safety. Mike Miller, PEOPLE.com, "Angelina Jolie Wows Viewers as She Expertly Pilots a Plane Over Namibia," 19 Apr. 2018 The new movie theater also came equipped with prayer rooms to accommodate the daily Muslim prayer times. ___ Associated Press writer Malak Harb in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, contributed to this report. Aya Batrawy, Fox News, "First Saudi cinema opens with popcorn and 'Black Panther'," 19 Apr. 2018 Obviously there are high-tech versions that buck the trend, but Berlin apartments in my price range aren't exactly equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "This Is How to Cook Well With an Electric Stove," 28 Jan. 2019 Around the grounds, there’s a one-bedroom guesthouse that’s fully equipped with a kitchenette, while an extra studio sits next to the garage. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Charming pueblo-style home with modern amenities asks just over $1M," 15 Aug. 2018 If Leaf isn't equipped to play yet, McMillan likely will have to use more three-guard lineups with Tyreke Evans or put Bojan Bogdanovic there again. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "If former first-round pick T.J. Leaf is going to crack Pacers lineup, he's got to pick it up," 8 July 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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