Configure meaning

kən-fĭg'yər
To arrange or design the configuration of.
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To construct or arrange in a certain way.
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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.

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To set up or arrange something in such a way that it is ready for operation for a particular purpose, or to someone's particular liking.
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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.

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Origin of configure

  • Middle English configuren from Old French configurer from Latin cōnfigūrāre com- com- figūrāre to form (from figūra shape dheigh- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin configurare: compare French configurer. See configurate.
    From Wiktionary