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Definitions of establish

  1. build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. set up or found; "She set up a literacy program" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. institute, enact, or establish; "make laws" 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 make stable or firm; to fix immovably or firmly; to set (a thing) in a place and make it stable there; to settle; to confirm. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To appoint or constitute for permanence, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. To fix firmly; settle; found. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. 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.
  16. ESTABLISHER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To settle make firm; found. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To fix firmly; prove; verify; ratify; sanction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  22. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. es-tab'lish, v.t. to settle or fix: to confirm: to prove a point: to ordain: to found: to set up in business: to institute by law as the recognised state church, and to support officially and financially.--p.adj. ESTAB'LISHED, fixed: ratified: instituted by law and supported by the state.--ns. ESTAB'LISHER; ESTAB'LISHMENT, act of establishing: fixed state: that which is established: a permanent civil or military force: one's residence and style of living: the church established by law.--adj. ESTABLISHMENT[=A]R'IAN, maintaining the principle of the established church.--n. one who maintains this principle. [O. Fr. establir, pr.p. establissant--L. stabil[=i]re--stabilis, firm--st[=a]re, to stand.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Set up (government, house of business, &c.) on permanent basis; settle (person, oneself, in office &c.); secure permanent acceptance for (custom, precedent, belief, &c.); place beyond dispute (fact, that); make (church) national. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. To settle firmly, to fix unalterably; to found, to build firmly, to fix immoveably; to make settlement of any inheritance. Complete Dictionary
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