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Fit vs. Furnish — What's the Difference?

Fit vs. Furnish — What's the Difference?

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Fit

Of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
The house was not fit for human habitation
Is the water clean and fit to drink?
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Furnish

Furnish is a surname.
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Fit

In good health, especially because of regular physical exercise
The measures would ensure a leaner, fitter company
My family keep fit by walking and cycling
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Furnish

To provide (what is needed or desired)
Furnished the snacks for the party.
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Fit

Be of the right shape and size for
Those jeans still fit me
The shoes fitted better after being stretched
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Furnish

To provide furniture for
Furnish a room.
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Fit

Install or fix (something) into place
They fitted smoke alarms to their home
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Furnish

To provide something necessary or desired to; equip
Furnished the students with pens.
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Fit

Be compatible or in agreement with; match
The landlord had not seen anyone fitting that description
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Furnish

To have as an available or desirable feature
A courtyard that furnishes a fine view.
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Fit

Have an epileptic fit
He started fitting uncontrollably
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Furnish

Material used to create an engineered product.
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Fit

The particular way in which something, especially a garment or component, fits
The dress was a perfect fit
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Furnish

(transitive) To provide a place with furniture, or other equipment.
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Fit

A sudden attack of convulsions and/or loss of consciousness, typical of epilepsy and some other medical conditions
The child had frequent fits
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Furnish

To supply or give (something).
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Fit

A sudden short period of uncontrollable coughing, laughter, etc.
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Furnish

To supply (somebody) with something.
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Fit

A section of a poem.
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Furnish

To supply with anything necessary, useful, or appropriate; to provide; to equip; to fit out, or fit up; to adorn; as, to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish one with arms for defense; to furnish a Cable; to furnish the mind with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles; to furnish an expedition or enterprise, a room or a house.
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnishedunto all good works.
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Fit

To be the proper size and shape for
These shoes fit me.
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Furnish

To offer for use; to provide (something); to give (something); to afford; as, to furnish food to the hungry: to furnish arms for defense.
Ye are they . . . that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
His writings and his life furnish abundant proofs that he was not a man of strong sense.
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Fit

To cause to be the proper size and shape
The tailor fitted the trousers by shortening them.
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Furnish

That which is furnished as a specimen; a sample; a supply.
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Fit

To measure for proper size
She fitted me for a new jacket.
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Furnish

Provide or furnish with;
We provided the room with an electrical heater
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Fit

To be appropriate to; suit
Music that fits your mood.
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Furnish

Provide or equip with furniture;
We furnished the house in the Biedermeyer style
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Fit

To be in conformity or agreement with
Observations that fit the theory nicely.
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Fit

To make suitable; adapt
Fitted the shelves for large books.
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Fit

To make ready; prepare
Specialized training fitted her for the job.
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Fit

To equip; outfit
Fit out a ship.
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Fit

To provide a place or time for
You can't fit any more toys in the box. The doctor can fit you in today.
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Fit

To insert or adjust so as to be properly in place
Fit a handle on a door.
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Fit

To be the proper size and shape.
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Fit

To be suited; belong
Doesn't fit in with these people.
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Fit

To be in harmony; agree
His good mood fit in with the joyful occasion.
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Fit

Suited, adapted, or acceptable for a given circumstance or purpose
Not a fit time for flippancy.
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Fit

Appropriate; proper
Do as you see fit.
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Fit

Physically sound; healthy
Keeps fit with diet and exercise.
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Fit

(Biology) Able to survive and produce viable offspring in a particular environment
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Fit

The state, quality, or way of being fitted
The proper fit of means to ends.
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Fit

The manner in which clothing fits
A jacket with a tight fit.
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Fit

The degree of precision with which surfaces are adjusted or adapted to each other in a machine or collection of parts.
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Fit

A seizure or convulsion, especially one caused by epilepsy.
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Fit

A sudden physical outburst
A fit of coughing.
A fit of laughter.
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Fit

A sudden, involuntary physical reaction
A fit of shivering.
A fit of cramps.
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Fit

A sudden, involuntary mental experience
A fit of amnesia.
A fit of déjà vu.
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Fit

A sudden outburst of emotion
A fit of jealousy.
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Fit

A sudden period of vigorous activity.
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Fit

A section of a poem or ballad.
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Fit

Suitable, proper.
You have nothing to say about it. I'll do exactly as I see fit.
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Fit

Adapted to a purpose or environment.
Survival of the fittest
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Fit

In good shape; physically well.
You don't have to be a good climber for Kilimanjaro, but you do have to be fit.
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Fit

Sexually attractive; good-looking; fanciable.
I think the girl working in the office is fit.
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Fit

Prepared; ready.
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Fit

(transitive) To be suitable for.
It fits the purpose.
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Fit

(intransitive) To have sufficient space available at some location to be able to be there.
Ten clowns fit in the car, but not a hundred.
A grain of sand will fit in the cave, but an elephant will not.
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Fit

(transitive) To conform to in size and shape.
The small shirt doesn't fit me, so I'll buy the medium size.
If I lose a few kilos, the gorgeous wedding dress might fit me.
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Fit

(intransitive) To be of the right size and shape
I wanted to borrow my little sister's jeans, but they didn't fit.
That plug fit into the other socket, but it won't go in this one.
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Fit

To make conform in size and shape.
I want to fit the drapes to the windows.
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Fit

(transitive) To tailor; to change to the appropriate size.
I had a suit fitted by the tailor.
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Fit

(transitive) To be in agreement with.
These definitions fit most of the usage.
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Fit

(transitive) To adjust.
The regression program fit a line to the data.
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Fit

(transitive) To attach, especially when requiring exact positioning or sizing.
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Fit

(transitive) To equip or supply.
The chandler will fit us with provisions for a month.
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Fit

(transitive) To make ready.
I'm fitting the ship for a summer sail home.
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Fit

To be seemly.
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Fit

To be proper or becoming.
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Fit

(intransitive) To be in harmony.
The paint, the fabrics, the rugs all fit.
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Fit

To suffer a fit.
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Fit

Fight; fought.
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Fit

The degree to which something fits.
This shirt is a bad fit.
Since he put on weight, his jeans have been a tight fit.
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Fit

Conformity of elements one to another.
It's hard to get a good fit using second-hand parts.
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Fit

The part of an object upon which anything fits tightly.
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Fit

(advertising) Measure of how well a particular commercial execution captures the character or values of a brand.
The Wonder Bread advertising research results showed the “White Picket Fence” commercial had strong fit ratings.
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Fit

(statistics) Goodness of fit.
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Fit

(bridge) The quality of a partnership's combined holding of cards in a suit, particularly of trump.
During the auction, it is often a partnership's goal to find an eight-card major suit fit.
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Fit

(archaic) A section of a poem or ballad.
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Fit

A seizure or convulsion.
My grandfather died after having a fit.
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Fit

(medicine) A sudden and vigorous appearance of a symptom over a short period of time.
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Fit

A sudden outburst of emotion.
He had a laughing fit which lasted more than ten minutes.
She had a fit and threw all of his clothes out through the window.
He threw a fit when his car broke down.
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Fit

A sudden burst (of an activity).
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Fit

(informal) An outfit, a set of clothing.
How do you like the fit?
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Fit

In Old English, a song; a strain; a canto or portion of a ballad; a passus.
To play some pleasant fit.
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Fit

The quality of being fit; adjustment; adaptedness; as of dress to the person of the wearer.
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Fit

The coincidence of parts that come in contact.
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Fit

A stroke or blow.
Curse on that cross, quoth then the Sarazin,That keeps thy body from the bitter fit.
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Fit

A sudden and violent attack of a disorder; a stroke of disease, as of epilepsy or apoplexy, which produces convulsions or unconsciousness; a convulsion; a paroxysm; hence, a period of exacerbation of a disease; in general, an attack of disease; as, a fit of sickness.
And when the fit was on him, I did markHow he did shake.
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Fit

A mood of any kind which masters or possesses one for a time; a temporary, absorbing affection; a paroxysm; as, a fit of melancholy, of passion, or of laughter.
All fits of pleasure we balanced by an equal degree of pain.
The English, however, were on this subject prone to fits of jealously.
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Fit

A passing humor; a caprice; a sudden and unusual effort, activity, or motion, followed by relaxation or inaction; an impulsive and irregular action.
The fits of the season.
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Fit

A darting point; a sudden emission.
A tongue of light, a fit of flame.
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Fit

Adapted to an end, object, or design; suitable by nature or by art; suited by character, qualitties, circumstances, education, etc.; qualified; competent; worthy.
That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in.
Fit audience find, though few.
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Fit

Prepared; ready.
So fit to shoot, she singled forth amongher foes who first her quarry's strength should feel.
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Fit

Conformed to a standart of duty, properiety, or taste; convenient; meet; becoming; proper.
Is it fit to say a king, Thou art wicked?
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Fit

To make fit or suitable; to adapt to the purpose intended; to qualify; to put into a condition of readiness or preparation.
The time is fitted for the duty.
The very situation for which he was peculiarly fitted by nature.
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Fit

To bring to a required form and size; to shape aright; to adapt to a model; to adjust; - said especially of the work of a carpenter, machinist, tailor, etc.
The carpenter . . . marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes.
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Fit

To supply with something that is suitable or fit, or that is shaped and adjusted to the use required.
No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves.
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Fit

To be suitable to; to answer the requirements of; to be correctly shaped and adjusted to; as, if the coat fits you, put it on.
That's a bountiful answer that fits all questions.
That time best fits the work.
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Fit

To be proper or becoming.
Nor fits it to prolong the feast.
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Fit

To be adjusted to a particular shape or size; to suit; to be adapted; as, his coat fits very well.
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Fit

A display of bad temper;
He had a fit
She threw a tantrum
He made a scene
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Fit

A sudden uncontrollable attack;
A paroxysm of giggling
A fit of coughing
Convulsions of laughter
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Fit

The manner in which something fits;
I admired the fit of her coat
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Fit

A sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason);
A burst of applause
A fit of housecleaning
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Fit

Be agreeable or acceptable to;
This suits my needs
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Fit

Be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired;
This piece won't fit into the puzzle
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Fit

Satisfy a condition or restriction;
Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?
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Fit

Make fit;
Fit a dress
He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out
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Fit

Insert or adjust several objects or people;
Can you fit the toy into the box?
This man can't fit himself into our work environment
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Fit

Be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics;
The two stories don't agree in many details
The handwriting checks with the signature on the check
The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun
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Fit

Conform to some shape or size;
How does this shirt fit?
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Fit

Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose;
The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities
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Fit

Make correspond or harmonize;
Match my sweater
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Fit

Meeting adequate standards for a purpose;
A fit subject for discussion
It is fit and proper that you be there
Water fit to drink
Fit for duty
Do as you see fit to
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Fit

(usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed;
In no fit state to continue
Fit to drop
Laughing fit to burst
She was fit to scream
Primed for a fight
We are set to go at any time
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Fit

Physically and mentally sound or healthy;
Felt relaxed and fit after their holiday
Keeps fit with diet and exercise
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