When you set up all of your computer preferences to work for you, this is an example of when you configure your computer.
- to construct or arrange in a certain way
- Comput. to arrange or design the configuration (sense ) of
Origin of configure; from 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 c&omacron;nfig&umacron;r&amacron;re : com-, com- + fig&umacron;r&amacron;re, to form (from fig&umacron;ra, shape; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present configures, present participle configuring, simple past and past participle configured)