Meaning of “equip” in the English Dictionary

"equip" in English

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equipverb [ T ]

uk /ɪˈkwɪp/ us /ɪˈkwɪp/ -pp-

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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(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 particular activity or purpose:

All of our classrooms are equipped with computers.

equip verb [ T ] (PREPARE)

to prepare someone or something with whatever is needed to deal with a particular situation:

The convention center is equipped to handle 20,000 people daily.
I am not really equipped to discuss international affairs.

(Definition of “equip” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"equip" in Business English

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equipverb [ T ]

uk /ɪˈkwɪp/ us -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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)