AskDefine | Define furnish

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1 provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an electrical heater" [syn: supply, provide, render]
2 provide or equip with furniture; "We furnished the house in the Biedermeyer style"

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  1. To provide a place with furniture, or other equipment.
  2. (Figuratively) To supply or give.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Modern Library Edition (1995), page 119
      ...he took his seat at the bottom of the table, by her ladyship's desire, and looked as if he felt that life could furnish nothing greater.


to provide with furniture
to supply

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