install (something)

"Installing" something means putting it together in the right place and setting it up. You can "install" things like:

  • a dishwasher
  • a hook or shelf that hangs on the wall
  • a security system

You can also "install" software on a computer.

"Installing" something is different from "building" it because you "install" things that have already been made, but just need a little work to assemble.

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