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equip

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈkwɪp/ (-pp-) us  

equip verb [T] (EQUIPMENT)

B2 to provide a person or a place with objects that are necessary for a particular purpose: It's going to cost $4 million to equip the hospital. All the police officers were equipped with shields to defend themselves against the rioters.
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equip verb [T] (SKILLS)

to give someone the skills needed to do a particular thing: The goal of the course is to equip people with the skills necessary for a job in this technological age. A degree in the history of art is very nice but it doesn't exactly equip you for many jobs.
Translations of “equip”
in Spanish equipar…
in French équiper (de)…
in German ausrüsten…
in Chinese (Simplified) 提供, 装备, 配备…
in Russian вооружать знаниями…
in Chinese (Traditional) 提供, 裝備, 配備…
in Turkish donatmak, techiz etmek…
in Polish wyposażyć, przygotować…
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