1. To equip with what is needed, especially to provide furniture for.
2. To supply; give:
“The story of Orpheus has furnished Pope with an illustration”(Thomas Bulfinch)
3. Middle English furnisshen
4. from Old French fournir fourniss-
源自 古法语 fournir fourniss-
5. [of Germanic origin] * see per 1
[源于日耳曼语] *参见 per 1
6. These verbs mean to provide with what is necessary for an activity or a purpose.
7. Furnish refers primarily to the provision of basic necessities:
furnished the new apartment;
furnish a boat with care.
8. Equip usually implies the provision of more specialized items for a particular need or a particular service:
equip a car with snow tires.
9. Outfit suggests comprehensive provision of necessary items for a larger purpose, as for an expedition:
outfitting the children for summer camp. To appoint is to provide with furnishings and often accessories, usually of a tasteful kind:
为参加夏令营的孩子们装备各种必需品。 Appoint 指提供通常有品味的装饰，常为附加物：
a library that was appointed in leather.
10. Accouter refers most often to providing with articles of equipment, especially for military service:
knights who were accoutered for battle.