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English verb: instal

1. instal (contact) set up for use

SamplesInstall the washer and dryer.
We put in a new sink.

ExamplesThey want to instal the doors

Synonymsinstall, put in, set up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Narrower (hyponym)post, put up, reinstall, retrofit

2. instal (social) put into an office or a position

SamplesThe new president was installed immediately after the election.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Narrower (hyponym)enthrone, induct, invest, invest, seat, vest

3. instal (contact) place

SamplesHer manager had set her up at the Ritz.

Synonymsestablish, install, set up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

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