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English definition of “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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