configure

verb con·fig·ure \ kən-ˈfi-gyər , especially British -ˈfi-gə \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of configure

configured; configuring
: to set up for operation especially in a particular way
  • a fighter plane configured for the Malaysian air force

Examples of configure in a Sentence

  1. The instructions tell you how to configure the kit correctly.

  2. The plane is configured for military use.

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Origin and Etymology of configure

Middle English configuren (as past participle configurid) "to model on, conform to," borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French configurer "to compare, form," borrowed from Latin configūrāre "to mold, shape," from con- con- + figūrāre "to shape, form, make a likeness of" — more at 2figure


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Definition of configure for English Language Learners

  • : to arrange or prepare (something) so that it can be used


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