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"equip" in British English

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equipverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪˈkwɪp/ (-pp-)
  • equip verb [T] (EQUIPMENT)

B2 to ​provide a ​person or a ​place with ​objects that are ​necessary for a ​particularpurpose: It's going to ​cost $4 million to equip the ​hospital. All the ​policeofficers were equipped withshields to ​defend themselves against the rioters.

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(Definition of equip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"equip" in American English

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equipverb [T]

 us   /ɪˈkwɪp/ (-pp-)
  • equip verb [T] (PROVIDE)

to ​provide someone or something with ​objects that are ​needed for a ​particularactivity or ​purpose: All of ​ourclassrooms are equipped with ​computers.
  • equip verb [T] (PREPARE)

to ​prepare someone or something with whatever is ​needed to ​deal with a ​particularsituation: The ​conventioncenter is equipped to ​handle 20,000 ​peopledaily. I am not really equipped to ​discussinternationalaffairs.
(Definition of equip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"equip" in Business English

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equipverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪˈkwɪp/ (-pp-)
to give someone or something the ​tools and ​equipment they need to do a ​job: A ​companyspokesman said it would not be equipping the new $2.5 ​billionplant until ​businessconditionsimprove.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 withwirelesstechnology. All our ​appliances are fully equipped with the latest ​safetyfeatures.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 ​careerprogression 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 ​shortterm does not necessarily equip ​firms for ​success in the ​longterm.
(Definition of equip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “equip”
in Vietnamese trang bị…
in Spanish equipar…
in Malaysian dilengkapi…
in Thai จัดหามาให้…
in French équiper (de)…
in German ausrüsten…
in Turkish donatmak, techiz etmek…
in Chinese (Traditional) 提供, 裝備, 配備…
in Russian вооружать знаниями…
in Chinese (Simplified) 提供, 装备, 配备…
in Indonesian memperlengkapi…
in Polish wyposażyć, przygotować…
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