correctly, properly, safely (esp. BrE)

Make sure the equipment is properly installed.

She saw her guests safely installed in their rooms and then went downstairs. (BrE, figurative)

improperly, incorrectly

They estimate that four out of five child car seats are installed improperly.


The loft ladder is easily installed.


A professionally installed alarm will cost from about £500.


Water softening units can be permanently installed into the plumbing system.


A Trojan horse, secretly installed on your computer, can change your Internet settings.

be easy to, be simple to

The switches are cheap to buy and easy to install.


An anti-theft device is installed in the vehicle.


Linux can be installed on most PCs or Macs.

be installed as CEO, leader, president etc.

He was recently installed as president of the National Medical Association.

newly installed, recently installed

a recently installed swimming pool

Install is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑electrician
Install is used with these nouns as the object: ↑alarm, ↑antenna, ↑application, ↑barrier, ↑boiler, ↑cable, ↑camera, ↑card, ↑carpet, ↑CD-ROM, ↑chip, ↑component, ↑computer, ↑device, ↑drive, ↑elevator, ↑engine, ↑equipment, ↑exhibition, ↑faucet, ↑file, ↑fire alarm, ↑fireplace, ↑fitting, ↑furnace, ↑government, ↑heater, ↑heating, ↑kit, ↑lighting, ↑machine, ↑machinery, ↑meter, ↑modem, ↑module, ↑network, ↑package, ↑panel, ↑patch, ↑pipe, ↑printer, ↑program, ↑regime, ↑shutter, ↑sink, ↑software, ↑system, ↑telephone, ↑terminal, ↑unit, ↑update, ↑valve, ↑vent, ↑version, ↑wiring

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  • install — in‧stall [ɪnˈstɔːl ǁ ˈstɒːl] verb installed PTandPP installing PRESPART [transitive] 1. to put equipment into a place and connect it so that it is ready to use: • They help install and operate big computer systems. 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • Install — In*stall , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Installed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Installing}.] [F. installer, LL. installare, fr. pref. in in + OHG. stal a place, stall, G. stall, akin to E. stall: cf. It. installare. See {Stall}.] [Written also {instal}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • install — or instal [in stôl′] vt. installed, installing [ML(Ec) installare < in , in + stallum < OHG stal, a place, seat, STALL1] 1. to place in an office, rank, etc., with formality or ceremony 2. to establish in a place or condition; settle [to… …   English World dictionary

  • install — index admit (give access), bestow, commence, constitute (establish), deposit (place), hire, induct …   Law dictionary

  • install —   [dt. installieren], Installation …   Universal-Lexikon

  • install — (v.) early 15c., place in (ecclesiastical) office by seating in an official stall, from M.L. installare, from L. in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + M.L. stallum stall, from a Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. stal standing place; see STALL (Cf. stall) (n …   Etymology dictionary

  • install — induct, inaugurate, invest, *initiate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • install — is spelt with two ls and has inflected forms installed, installing. The noun is instalment in BrE and installment in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • install — [v] set up, establish build in, ensconce, fix, fix up, furnish, inaugurate, induct, instate, institute, introduce, invest, lay, line, lodge, place, plant, position, put in, settle, station; concepts 201,221 …   New thesaurus

  • install — (also instal) ► VERB (installed, installing) 1) place or fix (equipment) in position ready for use. 2) establish in a new place, condition, or role. DERIVATIVES installer noun. ORIGIN Latin installare, from stallum …   English terms dictionary

  • install */*/ — UK [ɪnˈstɔːl] / US [ɪnˈstɔl] verb [transitive, often passive] Word forms install : present tense I/you/we/they install he/she/it installs present participle installing past tense installed past participle installed 1) a) to put a piece of… …   English dictionary

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