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1 to provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity
  • the art students were furnished with brushes, crayons, pencils, and various other art supplies

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2 to put (something) into the possession of someone for use or consumption
  • we'll gladly furnish the food for any out-of-town guests

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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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The first known use of furnish was in the 15th century

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“Furnish.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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