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verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈstɔːl/  us   /-ˈstɑːl/

install verb [T] (READY TO USE)

B1 to put furniture, a machine, or a piece of equipment into position and make it ready to use: The plumber is coming tomorrow to install the new washing machine.B1 specialized computing to put a computer program onto a computer so that the computer can use it: Andrew, can you help me install this software?
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install verb [T] (GIVE JOB)

to put someone in an important job or position: She has installed a couple of young academics as her advisers.

install verb [T] (PLACE)

install sb/yourself in/at somewhere UK to put someone/yourself in a comfortable position where you want to stay: He seems to have installed himself in your spare room for good!
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