to supply with whatever gear or apparatus is needed for use or for any undertaking; fit out, as a ship or army: They spent several thousand dollars to equip their boat.
to provide with intellectual or emotional resources; prepare: Education and travel have equipped her to deal with all sorts of people.
to dress; array: He equipped himself in all his finery.
- e·quip·per, noun
- pre·e·quip, verb (used with object), pre·e·quipped, pre·e·quip·ping.
- re·e·quip, verb (used with object), re·e·quipped, re·e·quip·ping.
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How to use equip in a sentence
In September, Congress authorized the train-and-equip mission in Syria as part of a larger spending package.
Congress authorized the train-and-equip mission in mid-September, but two months later, recruitment has not even begun.
Irritated members of Congress say that the authorization of the train-and-equip mission is merely about optics.
Officials and experts acknowledge that the plan to train and equip a new rebel army from scratch will take years.
He then called on Congress to authorize a program to train and equip 5,000 rebels per year in Saudi Arabia, which they did.Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes | Josh Rogin | September 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To equip a dull, respectable person with wings would be but to make a parody of an angel.The Pocket R.L.S. | Robert Louis Stevenson
If you fail at some point, then arms enough to equip a brigade of Mexican rebels may cross the river to-night.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants | H. Irving Hancock
We have plenty of money saved to equip you, and maintain you well for a year or so; but after that you may require more.The Children of the New Forest | Captain Marryat
Some, however, remained behind, to equip and despatch reinforcements as men continued to arrive asking to be enrolled.The Devil-Tree of El Dorado | Frank Aubrey
It took years to train a legionnaire and a lot of money to equip an army and keep it in the field.Security | Poul William Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for equip
to furnish with (necessary supplies, etc)
(usually passive) to provide with abilities, understanding, etc: her son was never equipped to be a scholar
to dress out; attire
- equipper, noun
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