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equip

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1 to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function

  • years of service in the congress and in the cabinet equipped him better than most people for the office of the presidency
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2 to provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity

  • a visit to a ski shop to equip ourselves for a week of skiing in the Rockies
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Synonym Discussion of equip

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


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