installed; installs

Use the verb install to mean "set up" or "put in place." You can install new software on your computer, or even install new officers to your honor society.

The word install traces back to the Latin word installare, from in-, meaning “into,” and stallum, meaning “place” or “stall.” Install has to do with putting someone or something in a chosen place. For example, you might install a solar panel on your roof, install your best friend in a cushy job at your company, or install yourself at the best table in your favorite restaurant.

Definitions of install
  1. verb
    set up for use
    install the washer and dryer”
    synonyms: instal, put in, set up
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    fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house
    install again
    post, put up
    place so as to be noticed
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    lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    put into a certain place or abstract location
  2. verb
    put into an office or a position
    synonyms: instal
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    induct, invest, seat
    place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
    enthrone, invest, vest
    provide with power and authority
    consecrate, ordain, order, ordinate
    appoint to a clerical posts
    coronate, crown
    invest with regal power; enthrone
    enthrone, throne
    put a monarch on the throne
    invest with ministerial or priestly authority
  3. verb
    synonyms: establish, instal, set up
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