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English definition of “equip”


verb [T] (PREPARE)   /ɪˈkwɪp/ (-pp-)
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 verb (PREPARE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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