programme2 British English ; program American English [transitive]
to set a machine to operate in a particular way
programme something to do something➔ program2
I've programmed the video to come on at ten.
if a person or animal is programmed socially or biologically to do something, they do it without thinking
be programmed to do something
All birds of this species are programmed to build their nests in the same way.
to arrange for something to happen as part of a series of planned events or activities:
What's programmed for this afternoon?