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English definition of “equip”

equip

verb [T]     /ɪˈkwɪp/ (-pp-)
to give someone or something the tools and equipment they need to do a job: A company spokesman said it would not be equipping the new $2.5 billion plant until business conditions improve.equip sb/sth with sth Only about 15% of buses in Chicago are equipped with diesel particulate filters to reduce soot emissions into the air. Many so-called 'smart' cars now come equipped with wireless technology. All our appliances are fully equipped with the latest safety features.equip sb/sth to do sth Nearly every phone on the market is equipped to send and receive texts.equip sb/sth for sth The latest range of planes is equipped for in-flight refueling.
to give someone the skills and knowledge they need in order to do something: equip sb/sth to do sth Small businesses are not necessarily equipped to provide the stimulus and career progression many seek. The EU and NATO now seem better equipped to deal with any new threats that may lie ahead.equip sb/sth for sth An 'efficient' balance sheet in the short term does not necessarily equip firms for success in the long term.
(Definition of equip verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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