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es·tab·lish

 (ĭ-stăb′lĭsh)
tr.v. es·tab·lished, es·tab·lish·ing, es·tab·lish·es
1.
a. To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
b. To bring about; generate or effect: establish goodwill in the neighborhood.
2.
a. To place or settle in a secure position or condition: They established me in my own business.
b. To cause to become regular or usual: established the habit of going to bed early.
c. To cause to be able to grow or thrive: The tree needs to be watered to help it become established.
3. To cause to be recognized and accepted: a discovery that established his reputation.
4. To introduce and put (a law, for example) into force.
5. To prove the validity or truth of: The defense attorneys established the innocence of the accused.
6. To make a state institution of (a church).

[Middle English establishen, from Old French establir, establiss-, from Latin stabilīre, from stabilis, firm; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

es·tab′lish·er n.
Synonyms: establish, create, found1, institute, organize
These verbs mean to bring something into existence and set it in operation: establishing a business; created a trust fund; founded a colony; instituted an annual benefit concert; organizing a field trip.

establish

(ɪˈstæblɪʃ)
vb (usually tr)
1. to make secure or permanent in a certain place, condition, job, etc: to establish one's usefulness; to establish a house.
2. to create or set up (an organization, etc) on or as if on a permanent basis: to establish a company.
3. to prove correct or free from doubt; validate: to establish a fact.
4. to cause (a principle, theory, etc) to be widely or permanently accepted: to establish a precedent.
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to give (a Church) the status of a national institution
6. (of a person) to become recognized and accepted: he established himself as a reliable GP.
7. (in works of imagination) to cause (a character, place, etc) to be credible and recognized: the first scene established the period.
8. (Card Games) cards to make winners of (the remaining cards of a suit) by forcing out opponents' top cards
9. (Botany) (also intr) botany
a. to cause (a plant) to grow or (of a plant) to grow in a new place: the birch scrub has established over the past 25 years.
b. to become or cause to become a sapling or adult plant from a seedling
[C14: from Old French establir, from Latin stabilīre to make firm, from stabilis stable2]
esˈtablisher n

es•tab•lish

(ɪˈstæb lɪʃ)

v.t.
1. to bring into being on a firm or permanent basis; found; institute: to establish a university.
2. to install or settle in a position, place, business, etc.: to establish oneself in business.
3. to show to be valid or true; prove: to establish the facts.
4. to ascertain; determine: to establish the time of death.
5. to cause to be accepted or recognized: to establish a custom.
6. to bring about: to establish order.
7. to enact, appoint, or ordain on a permanent basis, as a law.
8. to make (a church) a national or state institution.
9. to obtain control of (a suit of cards) so that one can win all the subsequent tricks in it.
[1325–75; Middle English establissen < Middle French establiss- < Latin stabilīre to make firm]
es•tab′lish•er, n.

establish


Past participle: established
Gerund: establishing

Imperative
establish
establish
Present
I establish
you establish
he/she/it establishes
we establish
you establish
they establish
Preterite
I established
you established
he/she/it established
we established
you established
they established
Present Continuous
I am establishing
you are establishing
he/she/it is establishing
we are establishing
you are establishing
they are establishing
Present Perfect
I have established
you have established
he/she/it has established
we have established
you have established
they have established
Past Continuous
I was establishing
you were establishing
he/she/it was establishing
we were establishing
you were establishing
they were establishing
Past Perfect
I had established
you had established
he/she/it had established
we had established
you had established
they had established
Future
I will establish
you will establish
he/she/it will establish
we will establish
you will establish
they will establish
Future Perfect
I will have established
you will have established
he/she/it will have established
we will have established
you will have established
they will have established
Future Continuous
I will be establishing
you will be establishing
he/she/it will be establishing
we will be establishing
you will be establishing
they will be establishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been establishing
you have been establishing
he/she/it has been establishing
we have been establishing
you have been establishing
they have been establishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been establishing
you will have been establishing
he/she/it will have been establishing
we will have been establishing
you will have been establishing
they will have been establishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been establishing
you had been establishing
he/she/it had been establishing
we had been establishing
you had been establishing
they had been establishing
Conditional
I would establish
you would establish
he/she/it would establish
we would establish
you would establish
they would establish
Past Conditional
I would have established
you would have established
he/she/it would have established
we would have established
you would have established
they would have established
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.establish - set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
open, open up - start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business"
abolish, get rid of - do away with; "Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia"
2.establish - set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
fix - set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!"
appoint, constitute, name, nominate - create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"
3.establish - establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
prove oneself - show one's ability or courage
prove - prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain - establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
negate, contradict - prove negative; show to be false
stultify - prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence; "nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself"
4.establish - institute, enact, or establish; "make laws"
set, mark - establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
5.establish - bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
introduce - bring in or establish in a new place or environment; "introduce a rule"; "introduce exotic fruits"
generate, yield, render, give, return - give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
pacify - fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location); "The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"
6.establish - place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
7.establish - build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
8.establish - use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
build - found or ground; "build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"

establish

verb
1. set up, found, start, create, institute, organize, install, constitute, inaugurate They established the school in 1989.
2. prove, show, confirm, demonstrate, ratify, certify, verify, validate, substantiate, corroborate, authenticate An autopsy was being done to establish the cause of death.
3. secure, form, base, ground, plant, settle, fix, root, implant, entrench, ensconce, put down roots He has established himself as a pivotal figure in US politics.

establish

verb
1. To bring into existence formally:
2. To place securely in a position or condition:
3. To provide a basis for:
4. To put in force or cause to be by legal authority:
Translations
يُؤَسِّس، يُقيم، يُنْشِئيُثَبِّت، يُعَزِّزيُثْبِت، يُبَرْهِن
beviseetableregrundlæggeoprettepåvise
osoittaaperustaavahvistaavakiinnuttaa
megalapít
koma sér fyrir ísannastofna, koma á fót
įkūrimasįkurtiįsišaknijęsnusistovėjęsprivilegijuotieji sluoksniai
iekārtotiekārtotieskonstatēt/pierādītnodibinātnostiprināt
zriadiť si
ustanoviti
atılmakbelirlemekgirmekkurmaksaptamak

establish

[ɪsˈtæblɪʃ] VT
1. (= set up) [+ business, state, committee] → establecer, fundar; [+ custom, rule, peace, order] → establecer; [+ precedent] → establecer, sentar; [+ relations] → establecer, entablar; [+ power, authority] → afirmar; [+ reputation] → ganarse
to establish sb in a businessponer un negocio a algn
the book established him as a writerel libro lo consagró como escritor
to establish o.sestablecerse, consolidarse
2. (= prove) [+ fact, rights] → comprobar, demostrar; [+ identity] → verificar; [+ sb's innocence] → probar, demostrar
we have established thathemos comprobado que ...
3. (= find out, discover) → averiguar; [+ date] → determinar

establish

[ɪˈstæblɪʃ] vt
(= set up) [+ organization, university] → fonder
(= start) [+ business] → fonder, créer; [+ relations] → établir
(= confirm) [+ power] → asseoir, affermir; [+ reputation] → établir
(= make) [+ contact] → établir
(= ascertain) [+ cause, fact] → établir
to establish (that) → établir que
see also established

establish

vt
(= found, set up)gründen; governmentbilden; lawsgeben, schaffen; custom, new procedureeinführen; relationsherstellen, aufnehmen; linksanknüpfen; posteinrichten, schaffen; power, authoritysich (dat)verschaffen; peacestiften; order(wieder) herstellen; list (in publishing) → aufstellen, zusammenstellen; reputationsich (dat)verschaffen; precedentsetzen; committeeeinsetzen; once he had established his power as Emperorals er seine Macht als Kaiser begründet hatte; his father established him in businesssein Vater ermöglichte ihm den Start ins Geschäftsleben; to establish one’s reputation as a scholar/writersich (dat)einen Namen als Wissenschaftler(in)/Schriftsteller(in) machen
(= prove) fact, innocencebeweisen, nachweisen; claimunter Beweis stellen; we have established that …wir haben bewiesen or gezeigt, dass …
(= determine) identity, factsermitteln, feststellen
(= gain acceptance for) product, theory, ideasAnklang or Anerkennung finden für; one’s rightsAnerkennung finden für; if we can establish our product on the marketwenn wir unser Produkt auf dem Markt etablieren können
vr (in business, profession) → sich etablieren, sich niederlassen; he has now firmly established himself in the companyer ist jetzt in der Firma fest etabliert; he seems to have established himself as an experter scheint sich (dat)einen Ruf als Experte verschafft zu haben

establish

[ɪsˈtæblɪʃ] vt
a. (set up, company) → costituire; (business) → avviare; (state) → creare; (committee) → istituire; (custom, precedent, relations) → stabilire; (power, authority, reputation) → affermare; (peace, order) → ristabilire
he established his reputation as an architect → si è affermato come architetto
b. (prove, fact, identity, sb's innocence) → dimostrare

establish

(iˈstӕbliʃ) verb
1. to settle firmly in a position (eg a job, business etc). He established himself (in business) as a jeweller.
2. to found; to set up (eg a university, a business). How long has the firm been established?
3. to show to be true; to prove. The police established that he was guilty.
eˈstablished adjective
settled or accepted. established customs.
eˈstablishment noun
1. the act of establishing.
2. an institution or organization. All employees of this establishment get a bonus at New Year.
3. a person's residence or household. a bachelor's establishment.
the Establishment
the people and institutions that control power or are dominant in a society and stick to traditions; one of these institutions. The hippies rebelled against the Establishment; the political/literary establishment.

establish

vt. establecer, determinar.
References in classic literature ?
The children went to him like bees to a honeypot, and establishing themselves on each knee, proceeded to captivate him by rifling his pockets, pulling his beard, and investigating his watch, with juvenile audacity.
Her scowl,--as the world, or such part of it as sometimes caught a transitory glimpse of her at the window, wickedly persisted in calling it,--her scowl had done Miss Hepzibah a very ill office, in establishing her character as an ill-tempered old maid; nor does it appear improbable that, by often gazing at herself in a dim looking-glass, and perpetually encountering her own frown with its ghostly sphere, she had been led to interpret the expression almost as unjustly as the world did.
I do not know where I can find a better place than just here, to make mention of one or two other things, which to me seem important, as in printed form establishing in all respects the reasonableness of the whole story of the White Whale, more especially the catastrophe.
On the other hand, if wage slavery were abolished, and I could earn some spare money without paying tribute to an exploiting capitalist, then there would be a magazine for the purpose of interpreting and popularizing the gospel of Friedrich Nietzsche, the prophet of Evolution, and also of Horace Fletcher, the inventor of the noble science of clean eating; and incidentally, perhaps, for the discouraging of long skirts, and the scientific breeding of men and women, and the establishing of divorce by mutual consent.
My men had orders to strike across country, avoiding roads, and establishing connection with any considerable towns whose lights betrayed their pres- ence, and leaving experts in charge.
The motive was too common to be wondered at; but the means, however they might succeed by establishing his superiority in ill-breeding, were not likely to attach any one to him except his wife.
Having, at certain periods of my life been in the habit of cultivating friendly terms with strange locks, I found no difficulty in establishing myself on a familiar footing with Miss Vanstone's boxes.
I had often thought of the Micawbers, but chiefly to wonder what 'pecuniary liabilities' they were establishing in Canterbury, and to recall how shy Mr.
This proposal, however, was not without its difficulties, for they suspected that when we should arrive at the Portuguese territories, we would levy an army, return back to Abyssinia, and under pretence of establishing the Catholic religion revenge all the injuries we had suffered.
We have not been satisfied with establishing such a system of transportation that we can start any day for anywhere from anywhere else; neither have we been satisfied with establishing such a system of communication that news and gossip are the common property of all nations.
These, in the accomplishment of your undertaking, you were summoned to encounter in their most hideous forms; these you met with that fortitude, and combated with that perseverance, which you had promised in their anticipation; these you completely vanquished in establishing the foundations of New England, and the day which we now commemorate is the perpetual memorial of your triumph.
And, finally, in 1787 one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution was "TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION.

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