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tr.v. e·quipped, e·quip·ping, e·quips
1. To supply with necessities such as tools or provisions. See Synonyms at furnish.
2. To furnish (someone) with the qualities necessary for performance; prepare: an education that will equip you to handle such problems.

[French équiper, from Old French esquiper, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse skipa (from skip, ship).]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.equipping - the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for warequipping - the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
militarisation, militarization, mobilization, mobilisation - act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
outfitting - the act of renovating and fitting out a ship
rearmament - the act of arming again; "he opposed the rearmament of Japan after World War II"
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Turkey and the US aim to finalize an agreement on equipping and training moderate Syrian rebels this month, a senior Foreign Ministry official said on Monday, part of the US-led campaign to battle Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants.
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Meantime, Secretary-General of Hezbollah Seyed Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday welcomed the Lebanese government's decision to ask for Tehran's cooperation in equipping the country's Army.
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The district paid for the cameras out of its general fired and plans on equipping all of its 20 buses with units eventually.