Definition of re-equip in English:


transitive verbtransitive verb re-equips, transitive verb re-equipping, transitive verb re-equipped

[with object]
  • Provide with new equipment.

    ‘the mill was re-equipped with modern machinery’
    • ‘Its initial efforts have been to try and bridge the gap between the great need for quality working equipment in the developing world and the tremendous waste of UK equipment discarded when dentists re-equip their surgeries.’
    • ‘Although the force had re-equipped itself to deal with riots in the future, he said the new measures had come too late.’
    • ‘He promised next month's spending review would improve science education, re-equip laboratories in colleges and universities, fund research in key areas and invest in regional technical developments.’
    • ‘The group began a series of training dives and re-equipped themselves with identical equipment so that in any emergency they would instinctively and immediately know exactly what to do and where to find things.’
    • ‘Appreciating his good fortune in escaping unscathed from his burning premises, Luke was nonetheless daunted by the prospect of rebuilding and re-equipping a business expanded over 24 years.’
    • ‘Since virtually all the wines are sold with ease on the undemanding local market, there has been little or no incentive to modernize or re-equip the wineries.’
    • ‘Profits, he said, had been ploughed back into the business, re-equipping the warehouse and expanding the sales team.’
    • ‘Classrooms need to be re-equipped and a unit created to teach older pupils essential life skills such as how to prepare a meal and keep their homes clean.’
    • ‘He pointed out that the atomic weapons establishment at Aldermaston has been re-equipped to build a new generation of bombs.’
    • ‘To meet this challenge, the Army is fielding new information technologies and developing new doctrine, while reorganizing and re-equipping its warfighting organizations.’
    • ‘He said there had been a ‘huge increase in the defence bill’ and the state would be spending R30 bn over next five years re-equipping the defence force.’
    • ‘Going down this road is the way forward - it will generate investment to refurbish, re-equip and modernise, and safeguard the future of our leisure services.’
    • ‘Among other things he re-equipped the Greenwich observatory with new instruments (which he designed himself), he created a magnetic and meteorological department, and he made important contributions to celestial mechanics.’
    • ‘The old industries didn't need much prompting to disappear: they had been living on borrowed time since the later 1940s, while Germany and Japan re-equipped their shipyards and engineering works.’
    • ‘After the fall of Tobruk in June 1942 the British and Commonwealth forces, which had been formed into the Eighth Army the previous autumn, were re-equipped with American tanks.’
    • ‘In the immediate postwar period, new scientific methods of quick freezing were being developed as the fishing fleets replaced their boats and re-equipped their vessels for peacetime.’
    • ‘The government is spending billions of rand re-equipping the South African armed forces, whilst claiming it lacks the resources to provide basic necessities like clean water and electricity for millions of ordinary families.’
    • ‘At the same time this involves the taking on of ‘feminine’ traits that will somehow re-equip them for the new economic world they must face.’
    • ‘If the insured chooses to take the cash value, it's then up to them to go shopping to re-equip their boat.’
    • ‘A special school burned down by arsonists will cost £2.5m to rebuild and re-equip, a judge heard yesterday when he sentenced the two teenagers responsible.’
    renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, overhaul, make over



/ˌrēəˈkwip/ /ˌriəˈkwɪp/