When you set up all of your computer preferences to work for you, this is an example of when you configure your computer.
A military vehicle that was configured for rough terrain; configured the computer by setting the system's parameters.
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