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furnish

[ fur-nish ]
/ ˈfɜr nɪʃ /
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verb (used with object)
to supply (a house, room, etc.) with necessary furniture, carpets, appliances, etc.
to provide or supply (often followed by with): The delay furnished me with the time I needed.
noun
paper pulp and any ingredients added to it prior to its introduction into a papermaking machine.

OTHER WORDS FOR furnish

1, 2 rig, outfit, deck out.
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Origin of furnish

1400–50; late Middle English furnisshen, from Old French furniss-, long stem of furnir “to accomplish, furnish,” from Germanic; compare Old High German frumjan “to provide”

synonym study for furnish

1, 2. Furnish, appoint, equip all refer to providing something necessary. Furnish emphasizes the idea of providing necessary or customary services or appliances in living quarters: to furnish board; a room meagerly furnished with a bed, desk, and a wooden chair. Appoint, a more formal word now usually used in the past participle appointed, means to furnish completely with all requisites or accessories or in an elegant style: a well-appointed house. Equip means to supply with necessary materials or apparatus for some service, action, or undertaking; it emphasizes preparation: to equip a vessel, a soldier.

OTHER WORDS FROM furnish

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH furnish

refinish, refurbish, refurnish
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British Dictionary definitions for furnish

furnish
/ (ˈfɜːnɪʃ) /

verb (tr)
to provide (a house, room, etc) with furniture, carpets, etc
to equip with what is necessary; fit out
to give; supplythe records furnished the information required

Derived forms of furnish

furnisher, noun

Word Origin for furnish

C15: from Old French fournir, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German frummen to carry out
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