Definition of Establish in English :

Define Establish in English

Establish meaning in English

Meaning of Establish in English

Pronunciation of Establish in English

Establish pronunciation in English

Pronounce Establish in English


see synonyms of establish


1. establish, found, launch, set up

set up or found

Example Sentences:
'She set up a literacy program'

2. constitute, establish, found, institute, plant

set up or lay the groundwork for

Example Sentences:
'establish a new department'

3. demonstrate, establish, prove, shew, show

establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

Example Sentences:
'The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound'
'The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture'

4. establish, lay down, make

institute, enact, or establish

Example Sentences:
'make laws'

5. establish, give

bring about

Example Sentences:
'The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth'

6. establish, instal, install, set up


Example Sentences:
'Her manager had set her up at the Ritz'

7. build, establish

build or establish something abstract

Example Sentences:
'build a reputation'

8. base, establish, found, ground

use as a basis for; found on

Example Sentences:
'base a claim on some observation'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of establish
verb (usually tr)
to make secure or permanent in a certain place, condition, job, etc
to establish one's usefulness
to establish a house
to create or set up (an organization, etc) on or as if on a permanent basis
to establish a company
to prove correct or free from doubt; validate
to establish a fact
to cause (a principle, theory, etc) to be widely or permanently accepted
to establish a precedent
to give (a Church) the status of a national institution
(of a person) to become recognized and accepted
he established himself as a reliable GP
(in works of imagination) to cause (a character, place, etc) to be credible and recognized
the first scene established the period
8. cards
to make winners of (the remaining cards of a suit) by forcing out opponents' top cards
9. (also intr) botany
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
to become or cause to become a sapling or adult plant from a seedling

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see synonyms of establish
verb transitive
to make stable; make firm; settle
to establish a habit
to order, ordain, or enact (a law, statute, etc.) permanently
to set up (a government, nation, business, etc.); found; institute
to cause to be or happen; bring about
efforts to establish a friendship
to settle in an office or position, or set up as in business or a profession
to make a state institution of (a church)
to set up (a precedent, theory, reputation, etc.) permanently; cause to be accepted or recognized
to prove; demonstrate
to establish one's cause at law
9.  Cards
to win control of (a suit) so that one is sure of taking all the remaining tricks in it

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of establish
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).

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