re·​equip (ˌ)rē-i-ˈkwip How to pronounce reequip (audio)
variants or re-equip
reequipped or re-equipped; reequipping or re-equipping

transitive verb

: to equip (someone or something) again especially with different equipment
… have all found ways to manufacture in Russia, usually by forming joint ventures and reequipping plants with Western equipment.Paul Hofheinz
Keeping kids safe online requires that we … reequip parents and kids with an entirely new set of skills to meet the challenges of the 21st century …Sarah Kessler
reequipment noun
or re-equipment
the reequipment of troops

Examples of reequip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 110th Brigade is helping to buy time for other brigades to reequip with heavier weaponry. David Axe, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2023 In the meantime, the first Ukrainian brigade fully to reequip with Western tanks probably will ride in Leopard 1A5s from the mid-1980s. David Axe, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2023 The company will reequip its Amtrak Long Distance Network, considering ideas from as many as 10 manufacturers, according to Amtrak. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 24 Jan. 2023 The open question is whether Kyiv can reequip its artillery batteries before the escalating death toll in Donbas results in irreversible damage to the army. David Axe, Forbes, 10 June 2022 City hall ordered eight hospitals in the capital, which is the epicenter of the virus in Russia, to reequip themselves to handle patients by early next week, the Interfax news service reported., 27 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1737, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reequip was in 1737

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“Reequip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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