- 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.
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)