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equip

[ih-kwip] /ɪˈkwɪp/
verb (used with object), equipped, equipping.
1.
to furnish or provide with whatever is needed for use or for any undertaking; fit out, as a ship or army:
They spent several thousand dollars to equip their boat.
2.
to dress; array:
He equipped himself in all his finery.
3.
to furnish with intellectual or emotional resources; prepare:
Education and travel have equipped her to deal with all sorts of people.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; < Middle French equiper, Old French esquiper to fit out, equip, probably < Old Norse skipa to put in order, arrange, man (a ship)
Related forms
equipper, noun
overequipped, adjective
preequip, verb (used with object), preequipped, preequipping.
reequip, verb (used with object), reequipped, reequipping.
unequipped, adjective
well-equipped, adjective
Synonyms
1. outfit, rig. See furnish.
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British Dictionary definitions for un equipped

equip

/ɪˈkwɪp/
verb (transitive) equips, equipping, equipped
1.
to furnish with (necessary supplies, etc)
2.
(usually passive) to provide with abilities, understanding, etc: her son was never equipped to be a scholar
3.
to dress out; attire
Derived Forms
equipper, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Old French eschiper to embark, fit out (a ship), of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse skipa to put in order, skip ship
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Word Origin and History for un equipped

equip

v.

1520s, from Middle French équiper "to fit out," from Old French esquiper "fit out a ship" (12c.), probably from Old Norse skipa "fit out a ship," from skip "ship" (see ship (n.)). Related: Equipped; equipping. Spanish and Portuguese esquipar are from French.

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