Definition of configure in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈfɪɡə/


[with object]
1Arrange or put together in a particular form or configuration: two of the aircraft will be configured as VIP transports
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  • It seemed from that morning on we were inseparable, even configuring our schedules together.
  • Upon configuring the aircraft for landing, the crew noticed they had fuel fumes in the cockpit.
  • When configuring the aircraft for landing, things got interesting.
1.1 Computing Arrange or order (a computer system or an element of it) so as to fit it for a designated task: the memory can be configured as a virtual drive
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  • The course will run over six weeks in May and June and will teach people to upgrade and repair computers and configure their operating systems.
  • So the logical step is to add a DVD drive to my machine and configure my system for DVD playback.
  • You can configure systems online to evaluate different options and prices.



Pronunciation: /kənˈfɪɡ(ə)rəb(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • It scales brilliantly, degrades gracefully, supports optional categories and ‘beaming,’ and is configurable to an unlimited number of options.
  • It's not required and is highly configurable meaning that you can use this extra functionality in a few different ways, from the least strict to the most.
  • Our world is increasingly full of configurable artifacts.


Late Middle English (in the Latin sense): from Latin configurare 'shape after a pattern', from con- 'together' + figurare 'to shape' (from figura 'shape or figure').

Words that rhyme with configure

chigger, figure, Frigga, jigger, ligger, rigger, rigor, rigour, snigger, swigger, transfigure, trigger, vigour (US vigor)

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Line breaks: con|fig¦ure

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