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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: furnir 'to complete, provide equipment'

furnish

verb
     
fur‧nish [transitive]
1 to put furniture and other things into a house or room:
Having bought the house, they couldn't afford to furnish it.
furnish something with something
a room furnished with a desk and swivel chair
2 formal to supply or provide something:
Will these finds furnish more information on prehistoric man?
furnish somebody/something with something
John was furnished with a list of local solicitors.
furnished adjective:
The bedrooms are elegantly furnished.

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