To configure is to set something up, arrange something in a particular way, or fix something up for a particular purpose.
When you set up all of your computer preferences to work for you, this is an example of when you configure your computer.
configure definition by Webster's New World
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transitive verb configured, configuring
- to construct or arrange in a certain way
- Comput. to arrange the configuration (sense ) of
configure definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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transitive verb con·fig·ured
To design, arrange, set up, or shape with a view to specific applications or uses: a military vehicle that was configured for rough terrain; configured the computer by setting the system's parameters.
Origin: Middle English configuren, from Old French configurer, from Latin cōnfigūrāre : com-, com- + figūrāre, to form (from figūra, shape; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots).
configure - Business Definition
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To arrange something for a particular purpose. For example, a computer is configured to run a particular software program.
configure - Computer Definition