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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
configure
verb
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▪ Additionally, you could configure the product to be conservative or optimistic in its assessments.
▪ At the low end, configuring the router will probably cost staff time.
▪ Both offer myriad ways to configure automatic searches.
▪ Five years after Gomez launched the coral reef, it is only now configuring itself into self-sustenance.
▪ I can only assume that manufacturers who don't properly configure the machines they sell are either lazy or careless.
▪ In the Mac, you configure the program via the Connection option under Settings.
▪ The partitions are used to combat memory fragmentation and to enable users to configure the size of target systems' memory pools.
▪ Windows is stuffed full of things you have to configure or change before you can set up a printer, for example.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Configure

Configure \Con*fig"ure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Configured; p. pr. & vb. n. Configuring.] [L. configurare: cf. F. configurer. See Configurate.] To arrange or dispose in a certain form, figure, or shape.
--Bentley.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
configure

late 14c., from Latin configurare "to fashion after a pattern," from con- "together" (see com-) + figurare "to form, shape," from figura "a shape, form, figure" (see figure (n.)).

Wiktionary
configure

vb. (context transitive English) 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

WordNet
configure

v. set up for a particular purpose; "configure my new computer"; "configure a plane for a combat mission"

Usage examples of "configure".

Wendy said, pulling a bullpup configured rifle from halfway down one rack.

The hold was configured for rapid assaults: instead of a single hatch across the entire frontage, worked by a screw jack, the hold had six paired clamshell doors that sprang open under the action of powerful hydraulic rams.

As specifically configured for UpLink International, the sixty TRAP T-2s situated around the Cosmodrome consisted of a mix of tripod-mounted VVRS M16 assault rifles and Heckler Koch MSG semiautomatic shotguns linked via microwave video, fiber-optic umbilical cable, and precision target-acquisition-and-firing software to man-portable control stations with handheld viewfinders and triggering units.

Certainly, there must be a moment when reappropriation and self-organization reach a threshold and configure a real event.

Configure interface ethernet 0 to deny inbound packets originated from subnet 192.

Even assuming the necessary devices could be instantiated and configured, what would be the point?

Shock and Awe against achievable military objectives in order to derive suitable strategies and doctrines, configure forces and force packages accordingly, and determine those integrated systems and innovative uses of technologies and capabilities that will provide the necessary means to achieve these objectives in conditions that include both the MRC and OOTW.

The medical attache, at their apartment, is still viewing the unlabelled cartridge, which he has rewound to the beginning several times and then configured for a recursive loop.

And now came a moment when London seemed to configure itself for the observing eye, and grossly, like a demonstration.

Bits were configured with either a mega-particle cannon or a nuclear warhead and operated under a system of remote control that used brain waves amplified and projected by the psychom interface.

So you got an aquatically configured creature who can't live in water.

If your client software is not configured with the same port number, connection will not be successful.

Because the PPTP server is configured to communicate across the private network by using private network protocols, it is able to understand Multi-Protocols.

Microsoft developed a patch that allows clients to be configured to send only Windows NT authentication.

  However, systems that are configured to allow booting to other operating systems, may want to ensure that system page file is wiped clean when Windows NT shuts down.