equip

To equip means to provide something needed for a particular purpose. If you’re planning a trip to the Arctic, you should equip yourself with warm clothes, tents, and two-way radios.

You might want to equip someone with an ice axe for ice climbing and a diving watch for underwater excursions. The ice axe or the diving watch is their equipment. Equip can also be used in a more figurative sense. If you are supposed to write computer programs but have never worked with a computer, you might say that you are not equipped for that. On a really bad day, it might feel like people are not equipped to deal with each other politely.

Definitions of equip
1

v provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

“The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities”
Synonyms:
fit, fit out, outfit
Types:
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rig, set, set up
equip with sails or masts
mechanise, mechanize, motorise, motorize
equip with armed and armored motor vehicles
fuse
equip with a fuse; provide with a fuse
collar
furnish with a collar
spur
equip with spurs
fin
equip (a car) with fins
motorize
equip with a motor
motorize
equip with a motor vehicle
stock
equip with a stock
horseshoe
equip (a horse) with a horseshoe or horseshoes
turn out
outfit or equip, as with accessories
instrument
equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
muzzle
fit with a muzzle
kit, kit out, kit up
supply with a set of articles or tools
appoint
furnish
re-equip, rejig
re-equip a factory or plant
refit
fit out again
armor, armour
equip with armor
accouter, accoutre
provide with military equipment
wire
provide with electrical circuits
shaft
equip with a shaft
spar
furnish with spars
stave
furnish with staves
adorn, clothe, invest
furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
commission
put into commission; equip for service; of ships
rewire
provide with new wiring
Type of:
furnish, provide, render, supply
give something useful or necessary to

v provide with abilities or understanding

“She was never equipped to be a dancer”
Type of:
enable
render capable or able for some task

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