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in·stallalso in·stal (ĭn-stôl′)
tr.v. in·stalled, in·stall·ing, in·stalls also in·stals
1. To connect or set in position and prepare for use: installed the new furnace; installed software on my computer.
2. To induct into an office, rank, or position: a ceremony to install the new governor.
3. To settle in an indicated place or condition; establish: installed myself in the spare room.
[Middle English installen, to place in office, from Old French installer, from Medieval Latin īnstallāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + stallum, stall, place; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]
Past participle: installed
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|Verb||1.||instal - set up for use; "install the washer and dryer"; "We put in a new sink"|
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
retrofit - fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house; "The mansion was retrofitted with modern plumbing"
reinstall - install again; "She reinstalled the washer after it had been repaired"
|2.||instal - put into an office or a position; "the new president was installed immediately after the election"|
induct, seat, invest - place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position; "there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy"
|3.||instal - place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"|
1. To put in or assign to a certain position or location:
2. To admit formally into membership or office, as with ritual: