Definitions of establish

  1. To fix firmly; settle; found. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To settle or fix: to ordain: to found: to set up (in business). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To settle make firm; found. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To fix firmly; prove; verify; ratify; sanction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. set up or found; "She set up a literacy program" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To set and fix firmly or unalterably; to found; to ordain; to appoint; to confirm; to make good; to set up and confirm; to set up; to set up by authority and endow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To settle or fix firmly; to found permanently; to make firm; to constitute; to decree; to ratify. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. ESTABLISHER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To appoint or constitute for permanence, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To secure public recognition in favor of; to prove and cause to be accepted as true; as, to establish a fact, usage, principle, opinion, doctrine, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To originate and secure the permanent existence of; to found; to institute; to create and regulate; - said of a colony, a state, or other institutions. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To set up in business; to place advantageously in a fixed condition; - used reflexively; as, he established himself in a place; the enemy established themselves in the citadel. Webster Dictionary DB

Usage examples for establish

  1. S Simcoe's desire to establish 169. See Education. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  2. Above all things Grace wished if possible to establish friendly relations with every member of her class. – Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower