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tr.v. fur·nished, fur·nish·ing, fur·nish·es
a. To provide (what is needed or desired): furnished the snacks for the party.
b. To provide furniture for: furnish a room.
c. To provide something necessary or desired to; equip: furnished the students with pens.
2. To have as an available or desirable feature: a courtyard that furnishes a fine view.

[Middle English furnisshen, from Old French fournir, fourniss-, of Germanic origin; see per in Indo-European roots.]

fur′nish·er n.
Synonyms: furnish, equip, outfit, supply
These verbs mean to provide with what is necessary for an activity or a purpose: furnished the team with new uniforms; equip a car with snow tires; had to outfit the children for summer camp; supplied the crew with hardhats.
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As a furnisher of business for me and for Mammy Dorcas she is exhaustlessly competent, but I like my share of it and of course Dorcas likes hers, for Dorcas "raised" George, and Cathy is George over again in so many ways that she brings back Dorcas's youth and the joys of that long-vanished time.
I put my hand in his, wondering who he was, and we walked away to a shop in a narrow street, on which was written OMER, DRAPER, TAILOR, HABERDASHER, FUNERAL FURNISHER, &c.
There have been decorators and furnishers up from Plymouth, and it is evident that our friend has large ideas and means to spare no pains or expense to restore the grandeur of his family.
He had worked as a polisher for furnisher Harry Roebuck in Moldgreen.
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If a furnisher changes its hardware or software and the change creates a material risk that the recipient will not be able to access the Schedule K-l, the furnisher must notify the recipient before it changes the hardware or software.
Within five days of receiving the dispute, the bureau must also notify the furnisher of the dispute, and the notice must include "all relevant information" provided by the consumer about the dispute.
Without the preemptions, each state could develop its own requirements with respect to adverse action notices, consumer report contents and furnisher obligations, which could impose new operational costs on rental housing firms and increase uncertainty about the credit and legal histories of residents.
To obtain valid consents from recipients, the furnisher must provide them with a clear and conspicuous disclosure that the payee statement will be furnished on paper if they do not consent to receive it electronically.
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The Women's and infants Furnisher felt that this innovation was "one of the most striking that has come out in some time," especially because of the "undeveloped possibilities" of "catering particularly to young girls.
In the same human package, we have a deliverer of health care who is a fix-it man, repairing broken bones and sore throats; a resource person to patients, giving information about healthy eating, stress management, and diabetic control; a provider of life-giving, and life-extending, care; a furnisher of hope; a person who acts like the "spitting image of the Creator" at one time and at other times like a lunatic