- 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.
Origin of configure
back formation from configuration
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Examples from the Web for configure
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July 23, 2013
- to arrange or organize
- computing to set up (a piece of hardware or software) as required
Word Origin and History for configure
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