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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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.
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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:
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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establish

vt. establecer, determinar.
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References in classic literature ?
Though the company, by treaty, have a right to a participation only, in the trade of these regions, and are, in fact, but tenants on sufferance; yet have they quietly availed themselves of the original oversight, and subsequent supineness of the American government, to establish a monopoly of the trade of the river and its dependencies; and are adroitly proceeding to fortify themselves in their usurpation, by securing all the strong points of the country.
Leaving twelve men here, with a stock of goods, to trade with the neighboring tribes, he prosecuted his journey to the Columbia; where he established another post, called Fort Williams, on Wappatoo Island, at the mouth of the Wallamut.
To establish the pretended affinity, they have not scrupled to draw resources even from the regions of fiction.
The second clause of the second section of the second article empowers the President of the United States "to nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other OFFICERS of United States whose appointments are NOT in the Constitution OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, and WHICH SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY LAW." Immediately after this clause follows another in these words: "The President shall have power to fill up all VACANCIES that may happen DURING THE RECESS OF THE SENATE, by granting commissions which shall EXPIRE AT THE END OF THEIR NEXT SESSION." It is from this last provision that the pretended power of the President to fill vacancies in the Senate has been deduced.
[1264a] would establish a government upon a community of goods, ought to know that he should consult the experience of many years, which would plainly enough inform him whether such a scheme is useful; for almost all things have already been found out, but some have been neglected, and others which have been known have not been put in practice.
Nor has Socrates told us (nor is it easy to say) what plan of government should be pursued with respect to the individuals in the state where there is a community of goods established; for though the majority of his citizens will in general consist of a multitude of persons of different occupations, of those he has determined nothing; whether the property of the husbandman ought to be in common, or whether each person should have his share to himself; and also, whether their wives and children ought to be in common: for if all things are to be alike common to all, where will be the difference between them and the military, or what would they get by submitting to their government?
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
A municipality was established and the following announcement issued:
The city police is established on its former footing, and better order already prevails in consequence of its activity.
If we resort for a criterion to the different principles on which different forms of government are established, we may define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure, for a limited period, or during good behavior.
"You worship at the shrine of the established," he told her once, in a discussion they had over Praps and Vanderwater.