When you set up all of your computer preferences to work for you, this is an example of when you configure your computer.
transitive verb-·ured, -·ur·ing
- to construct or arrange in a certain way
- Comput. to arrange or design the configuration (sense ) of
Origin of configurefrom Classical Latin configurare, to form according to a pattern from com-, together + figurare: see figurative
transitive verbcon·fig·ured, con·fig·ur·ing, con·fig·ures
Origin of configureMiddle English configuren from Old French configurer from Latin cōnfigūrāre com- com- figūrāre to form ( from figūra shape ; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present configures, present participle configuring, simple past and past participle configured)