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Meaning of ESTABLISH

Pronunciation:  e'stablish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
  2. [v]  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"
  3. [v]  institute, enact, or establish; "make laws"
  4. [v]  place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
  5. [v]  set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
  6. [v]  bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
  7. [v]  build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
  8. [v]  set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
 

ESTABLISH is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: base, build, constitute, demonstrate, found, found, found, give, ground, instal, install, institute, launch, lay down, make, plant, prove, set up, set up, shew, show
 
 Antonyms: abolish, confute, disprove, get rid of
 
 See Also: affirm, appoint, build, confirm, contradict, corroborate, create, create, fix, initiate, make, mark, name, negate, nominate, open, open up, pacify, pioneer, prove oneself, set, stultify, substantiate, support, sustain

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Es*tab"lish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Established}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Establishing}.] [OE. establissen, OF. establir,
F. ['e]tablir, fr. L. stabilire, fr. stabilis firm, steady,
stable. See {Stable}, a., {-ish}, and cf. {Stablish}.]
1. 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.

         So were the churches established in the faith.
                                               --Acts xvi. 5.

         The best established tempers can scarcely forbear
         being borne down.                     --Burke.

         Confidence which must precede union could be
         established only by consummate prudence and
         self-control.                         --Bancroft.

2. To appoint or constitute for permanence, as officers,
   laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain.

         By the consent of all, we were established The
         people's magistrates.                 --Shak.

         Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the
         writing, that it be not changed.      --Dan. vi. 8.

3. 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.

         He hath established it [the earth], he created it
         not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited. --Is.
                                               xlv. 18.

         Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and
         establisheth a city by iniquity!      --Hab. ii. 12.

4. 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.

         At the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of
         three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
                                               --Deut. xix.
                                               15.

5. 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.

 
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