equip

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Equip is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
equip

Third-person singular
equips

Past tense
equipped

Past participle
equipped

Present participle
equipping

  1. (transitive) If you equip a person or a place, you give them equipment.
    We equipped the buses with blankets and pillows and high-tech stereo headphones and telephones.
  2. (transitive) If you equip someone with skills or knowledge, you teach it to them.
    This program equips students with the skills they need to succeed in college.

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