[ kuhn-fig-yer ]
/ kənˈfɪg yər /
Save This Word!
verb (used with object), con·fig·ured, con·fig·ur·ing.
to design or adapt to form a specific configuration or for some specific purpose: The planes are being configured to hold more passengers in each row.
- to put together (a computer or computer system) by supplying, arranging, or connecting a specific set of internal or external components: My next laptop will be configured for gaming with a fast processor and lots of memory.
- to set up (a software program or device) for a particular computer, computer system, or task: to configure the printer for a wireless network.
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?
Origin of configure
Back formation from configuration
OTHER WORDS FROM configurecon·fig·ur·a·ble, adjectivepre·con·fig·ure, verb (used with object), pre·con·fig·ured, pre·con·fig·ur·ing.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use configure in a sentence
With the program loaded on screen, click New Hotkey to configure your new shortcut.Become a Windows whiz by creating your own keyboard shortcuts|David Nield|November 12, 2020|Popular-Science
The plugs, which feature three large pins configured in a triangle, are giving way to a compact hexagonal three-pin design, with sockets following suit.South Africa’s unusual electrical plugs and sockets are headed for retirement|Brian Browdie|October 17, 2020|Quartz
It took some time to get the bike exactly configured to my body.NordicTrack’s connected workout bike puts the focus on competing against yourself|Stan Horaczek|October 15, 2020|Popular-Science
So, if you want music in the office and the kitchen at the same time, you can accomplish it, but setting it up takes a bit of configuring.Google’s Nest Audio sounds remarkably good for a $99 smart speaker|Stan Horaczek|October 6, 2020|Popular-Science
Opera GX has even more customization options than Opera, so you can fine-tune the color of the browser to fit whatever theme you’ve configured.The best internet browsers you’ve never heard of|David Nield|October 4, 2020|Popular-Science
British Dictionary definitions for configure
/ (ˌkənˈfɪɡə) /
to arrange or organize
computing to set up (a piece of hardware or software) as required
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012