Definition of install in English:

install

Line breaks: in|stall
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈstɔːl
 
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(also instal)

verb (installs or instals, installing, installed)

[with object]
  • 1Place or fix (equipment or machinery) in position ready for use: we’re planning to install a new shower
    More example sentences
    • The company is ready to install equipment manufactured by Germany's Schuster Engineering.
    • Because they got help from government agencies to install the new machinery, the mill will have paid for itself within six years.
    • Residents said Southern Electric was quick to respond and installed new machinery.
    Synonyms
    put, position, place, put in place, set in place, fix, fit, locate, situate, station, site, lodge, establish; insert
    informal plonk, park
  • 2Place (someone) in a new position of authority, especially with ceremony: he was installed as Prime Minister in 1966
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    • He was installed as music editor but the plug was pulled after nine weeks.
    • He was installed as a Serving Brother at a ceremony in London, performed by Lord Caccia on behalf of The Queen.
    • Bimantoro attended the induction of Agum, but he skipped the ceremony installing Chaeruddin in his new post.
    Synonyms
    swear in, induct, instate, inaugurate, invest, institute, introduce, appoint, admit to office, take on; ordain, consecrate, anoint; enthrone, crown
  • 2.1Establish (someone) in a new place or condition: Ashley installed herself behind her table
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    • Later, when Diane Chambers leaves, the beautiful but jinxed Rebecca Howe is installed behind the bar.
    • Most of the Premier League cash went on buying out Jimmy and installing him at East End Park.
    • I was installed in a simply furnished but spacious air-conditioned apartment on the fourth floor.
    Synonyms
    ensconce, establish, position, settle, seat, lodge, plant, plump; sit, sit down, take a seat, take a chair, perch
    informal plonk, park
    British informal take a pew

Derivatives

installer

noun
More example sentences
  • The issue would appear to be one of incorrect installation and this is being further investigated with the manufacturers and installers.
  • It was a painful process - making sure I was home for the installers, plumbers and electricians and juggling that with all the stuff I had to do during the week.
  • The CORGI system of registering gas installers and repairers has in the last five years led to a general tightening up and improvement in standards, he points out.

Origin

late Middle English (in sense 2): from medieval Latin installare, from in- 'into' + stallum 'place, stall'. sense 1 dates from the mid 19th century.

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