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tr.v. es·tab·lished, es·tab·lish·ing, es·tab·lish·es
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.
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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The wonderful Bank, of which he was the chief projector, establisher, and manager, was the latest of the many Merdle wonders.
The independent movie screening platform announced that it will reopen it doors to the public with a programme reviving the 10 th anniversary of its original establisher, Chahin himself.
Praise Amen-Ra, the establisher all things, including Atmu and Harmachis.
The General People's Congress in Yemen (GPC) mourned Monday in a statement the death of the party establisher and leader, Saleh.
He further said that those complaining of interference by other institutions into politics had not allowed democracy to strengthen in the country, and had instead, establisher dynasties.
The legal status of NTB is a public-benefit corporation with annual allocation of funds through a subsidy from its establisher, without long-term security, which, according to Glaser, is an outdated and inflexible model: "It is a disgrace for several generations of politicians that in over twenty five years, they have been unable to create a legal framework for the transformation of live culture funding.
God is the political God, the Protector of the poor and the Establisher of the right for those who are oppressed.
The word formation meaning of the above compounds are 'elteris'--'uniting the country', eletmis--'founder or establisher of the country', 'elteber'--'promoter of the country'.
He was prominent establisher of Al-Jahraa Co-op and member of the National Assembly in 1971, 1975, and 1981.
founder 1) [n] establisher; 2) [vb] fail, be disestablished
Lu Zhongli, though not charged as a member of the Donglin faction by Donglin's rivals, clearly was a firm supporter of Gu Xiancheng, the establisher of the Donglin Academy in 1594, when Gu Xiancheng was fired by the emperor for Gu's defense of the collective deliberation tradition.
In this newly made past, Kioumars was the first human being on the earth and the king of humanity, Mazdak was the theoretician of freedom and equality and Kave was the establisher of fair kingdom.