Definition of


  1. (verb, possession) give something useful or necessary to
  2. (verb, possession) provide or equip with furniture

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Synonyms of Furnish

provide, render, supply

Origin of the word Furnish

  1. 1442, from M.Fr. furniss-, prp. stem of furnir "furnish, accomplish," from O.Fr., from V.L. *fornire, alteration of *fromire, from W.Gmc. *frumjan "forward movement, advancement" (cf. O.H.G. frumjan "to do, execute, provide"), from P.Gmc. *fram- "forwards" (see from). more

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