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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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 Cleveland will actually replace its poles and equip them with security cameras in an effort to improve safety. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "South Euclid council considers switch to LED street lighting; move could save taxpayers money," 3 May 2018 Years of navigating a predominantly-white Hollywood as a Latina who still has to remind people that Puerto Rico is part of the United States has equipped her with chameleon-like armor. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "Justina Machado Is One of the Most Dynamic Actresses on TV," 8 Feb. 2019 China has sought to strengthen its claim to the South China Sea by building seven islands on reefs and equipping them with military facilities such as airstrips, radar domes and missile systems. Fox News, "China criticizes US B-52 bomber missions as 'provocative'," 27 Sep. 2018 Two B-52s, for example, recently flew over the Spratly Islands, the archipelago of shoals and reefs where China has been building artificial islands and equipping them with missiles and radar systems. New York Times, "China Won’t Yield ‘Even One Inch’ of South China Sea, Xi Tells Mattis," 27 June 2018 Today, speculators like Miklos equip themselves with everything from sophisticated magnetometers to underwater lasers and night-vision goggles. Kathryn Miles, Outside Online, "'Cooper's Treasure' and the Gray Area of Wreck Hunting," 21 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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