- to place in position or connect for service or use: to install a heating system; to install software on a computer.
- to establish in an office, position, or place: to install oneself in new quarters.
- to induct into an office or the like with ceremonies or formalities.
Origin of install
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Examples from the Web for reinstall
The Riksdag tried to reinstall him as governor of the royal princes, but gave in upon the request of Tessin.Sweden
- to put in place and connect (machinery, equipment, etc) again
- to install (computer software) again, usually to solve a technical problem
- to put (someone) back in a position, rank, etcTrinidad reinstalled him against Honduras
- to place (machinery, equipment, etc) in position and connect and adjust for use
- to transfer (computer software) from a distribution file to a permanent location on disk, and prepare it for its particular environment and application
- to put in a position, rank, etc
- to settle (a person, esp oneself) in a position or stateshe installed herself in an armchair
Word Origin and History for reinstall
early 15c., "place in (ecclesiastical) office by seating in an official stall," from Medieval Latin installare, from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + Medieval Latin stallum "stall," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German stal "standing place;" see stall (n.1)). Related: Installed; installing.