establish - meaning and definition. What is establish
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What (who) is establish - definition

Established; Right of establishment; Disestablished; Establishment (disambiguation); Stablishment; Establishments; Establish; Establishes; Establishing; Establisher; Establishers; Establishmental; Establishingly; Establishedly

(establishes, establishing, established)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
If someone establishes something such as an organization, a type of activity, or a set of rules, they create it or introduce it in such a way that it is likely to last for a long time.
The UN has established detailed criteria for who should be allowed to vote...
The School was established in 1989 by an Italian professor.
= set up, found
VERB: V n, V n
If you establish contact with someone, you start to have contact with them. You can also say that two people, groups, or countries establish contact. (FORMAL)
We had already established contact with the museum...
Singapore and South Africa have established diplomatic relations.
V-RECIP: V n with n, pl-n V
If you establish that something is true, you discover facts that show that it is definitely true. (FORMAL)
Medical tests established that she was not their own child...
It will be essential to establish how the money is being spent...
An autopsy was being done to establish the cause of death...
It was established that the missile had landed on a test range in Australia.
= ascertain
VERB: V that, V wh, V n, it be V-ed that
That link is an established medical fact.
ADJ: usu ADJ n
If you establish yourself, your reputation, or a good quality that you have, you succeed in doing something, and achieve respect or a secure position as a result of this.
This is going to be the show where up-and-coming comedians will establish themselves...
He has established himself as a pivotal figure in US politics...
We shall fight to establish our innocence.
VERB: V pron-refl, V pron-refl as n, V n, also V n as n
1) (d; refl., tr.) to establish as (the press established him as the leading contender)
2) (L) the police established that she was innocent
·adj To appoint or constitute for permanence, as officers, laws, regulations, ·etc.; to Enact; to Ordain.
II. Establish ·adj 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.
III. Establish ·adj 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.
IV. Establish ·adj 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.
V. Establish ·adj 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.



Establishment may refer to:

  • The Establishment, a dominant group or elite that controls a polity or an organization
  • The Establishment (club), a 1960s club in London, England
  • The Establishment (Pakistan), political terminology for the military deep-state in Pakistan
  • Establishment of a state religion or established church
  • Establishment, participation in economic life "on a stable and continuous basis" in the European Single Market
  • ESTABLISHED, a Transmission Control Protocol connection state
Pronunciation examples for establish
1. is establish a calendar.
Ancient Greece & Rome Time & Culture _ Alexander Meyer _ Talks at Google
2. establishes a pattern.
A Writer of Things _ Patrick Rothfuss _ Talks at Google
3. and establish global harmony.
Sadhguru _ Developing an Inclusive Consciousness _ Talks at Google
4. Establish some norms.
Steven Rogelberg _ Talks at Google
5. and establish something new.
Yiying Lu _ Empowering Through Cross-Cultural Design & Innovation _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of establish
1. Allow Syrians to establish parties, issue newspapers and establish TV stations.
2. Zoellick will re–establish, or establish, our confidence in the World Bank.
3. "We are trying to re–establish the courts, we are trying to re–establish the customs," he said.
4. Second, establish a constitutional, parliamentary, federal government.
5. They establish outposts, they expand settlements.