equip-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: provide with tools or items for a specific purpose

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] EQUIP NP2[recipient] PP{P NP[theme]} NP1[agent] EQUIP NP2[recipient] [predicate]

She equipped her school with pianos, globes, magazines, and books.
The Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company equipped the Standard J-1s with its own engine.
We hired these two men and equipped them with crossbow and sword.
She gave land to the ex-slaves who had stayed with her, and equipped them to be independent farmers.

VerbNet: equip-13.4.2-1
FrameNet: Supply
PropBank: equip.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: give rise to abilities, skill or understanding

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[source] EQUIP NP2[beneficiary] PP{P NP[theme]} NP1[source] EQUIP NP2[beneficiary] [predicate]

She evaluated how well new employees' education equipped them with these skills.
Years of experience have equipped her to be a very successful entrepreneur.
As it turned out, his mental/psychological make-up equipped him to be a fine teacher.
He said that when God comforted him, it equipped him to be able to minister to others.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: equip.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2