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install

[in-stawl] /ɪnˈstɔl/
verb (used with object)
1.
to place in position or connect for service or use: to install a heating system;
to install software on a computer.
2.
to establish in an office, position, or place:
to install oneself in new quarters.
3.
to induct into an office or the like with ceremonies or formalities.
Also, instal.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin installāre. See in-2, stall1
Related forms
installer, noun
preinstall, verb (used with object)
reinstall, verb (used with object)
Can be confused
install, instill.
Synonyms
3. invest, instate, receive.
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British Dictionary definitions for rein-stall

install

/ɪnˈstɔːl/
verb (transitive) -stalls, -stalling, -stalled, -stals, -stalling, -stalled
1.
to place (machinery, equipment, etc) in position and connect and adjust for use
2.
to transfer (computer software) from a distribution file to a permanent location on disk, and prepare it for its particular environment and application
3.
to put in a position, rank, etc
4.
to settle (a person, esp oneself) in a position or state: she installed herself in an armchair
Derived Forms
installer, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin installāre, from in-² + stallumstall1
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Word Origin and History for rein-stall

install

v.

early 15c., "place in (ecclesiastical) office by seating in an official stall," from Medieval Latin installare, from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + Medieval Latin stallum "stall," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German stal "standing place;" see stall (n.1)). Related: Installed; installing.

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