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INSTALL (installed, installing)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does install mean? 

INSTALL (verb)
  The verb INSTALL has 3 senses:

1. set up for use
2. put into an office or a position
3. place

  Familiarity information: INSTALL used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSTALL (verb)


Sense 1install [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set up for use

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

instal; install; put in; set up

Context examples:

install the washer and dryer / We put in a new sink

Hypernyms (to "install" is one way to...):

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "install"):

retrofit (fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house)

reinstall (install again)

post; put up (put up)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

They want to install the doors


Sense 2install [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put into an office or a position

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

the new president was installed immediately after the election

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "install"):

induct; invest; seat (place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position)

enthrone; invest; vest (provide with power and authority)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Sense 3install [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

instal; install; establish; set up

Context example:

Her manager had set her up at the Ritz

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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