- 1 install something to put equipment or furniture in position so that it can be used He's getting a phone installed tomorrow. The hotel chain has recently installed a new booking system.
- 2 install something (computing) to put a new program into a computer I'll need some help installing the software. opposite uninstall
- 3install somebody (as something) to put someone in a new position of authority, often with an official ceremony He was installed as president last May.
- 4install somebody/yourself (+ adv./prep.) to make someone/yourself comfortable in a particular place or position We installed ourselves in the front row.
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NAmE//ɪnˈstɔl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they install
he / she / it installs
past simple installed
-ing form installing