Thesaurus

equip

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of equip

  1. 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 Synonyms of equip qualify, fit, prepare, ready, season, trainWords Related to equip accustom, adapt, adjust, condition, groom, habituate, shape, tailor; authorize, entitle; empower, enable; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, teach, tutor

  2. 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 Synonyms of equip accoutre (or accouter), furnish, fit (out), gird, kit (up or out) [chiefly British], outfit, provision, rig, supplyWords Related to equip stock, store; bestow, contribute, donate, give, present; apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, hand out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorate; allocate, allot, assign; arm, fortify, prepare; reequip, refit, refurnish, reoutfitNear Antonyms of equip deprive, dispossess, divest, strip

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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