Synonyms of outfit

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1 clothing chosen as appropriate for a specific situation
  • the restaurant provides its waitstaff with themed outfits
  • do you want to buy a new outfit for the Halloween party?

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2 a commercial or industrial activity or organization
  • they're an outfit specializing in travel tours for senior citizens

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3 a group of people working together on a task
  • the whole outfit quit early for lunch

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4 items needed for the performance of a task or activity
  • for this class, you will need a professional camera outfit which includes at least one telephoto lens and one wide-angle lens

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5 the distinctive clothing worn by members of a particular group
  • the highway patrol outfit includes jackboots and a high-crowned hat

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Synonyms & Antonyms of outfit (Entry 2 of 2)

to provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity
  • outfitted the scuba instructors handsomely with all new gear

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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 outfit was in 1748

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“Outfit.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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