Definitions for establishɪˈstæb lɪʃ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word establish
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to bring into being on a firm or permanent basis; found; institute:
to establish a university.
to install or settle in a position, place, business, etc.:
to establish oneself in business.
to show to be valid or true; prove:
to establish the facts.
to ascertain; determine:
to establish the time of death.
to cause to be accepted or recognized:
to establish a custom.
to bring about:
to establish order.
to enact, appoint, or ordain on a permanent basis, as a law.
to make (a church) a national or state institution.
to obtain control of (a suit of cards) so that one can win all the subsequent tricks in it.
Origin of establish:
1325–75; ME establissen < MF establiss- < L stabilīre to make firm
establish, set up, found, launch(verb)
set up or found
"She set up a literacy program"
establish, found, plant, constitute, institute(verb)
set up or lay the groundwork for
"establish a new department"
prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew(verb)
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"
lay down, establish, make(verb)
institute, enact, or establish
"The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
install, instal, set up, establish(verb)
"Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
build or establish something abstract
"build a reputation"
establish, base, ground, found(verb)
use as a basis for; found on
"base a claim on some observation"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make sth start to exist; = set up
We are establishing a relationship with a school in Mexico.; A charity fund was established in his name.
to find enough evidence to support an idea
Have they established that it was a drowning?
to gain recognition through success
She has established herself as the local legal expert.
To make stable or firm; to confirm.
To form; to found; to institute; to set up in business.
To appoint, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain.
To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate.
Origin: establissen, , stem of some of the conjugated forms of establir, (Modern établir), from stabilio, from stabilis.
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
to appoint or constitute for permanence, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain
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
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
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
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'establish' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1940
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'establish' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3622
Rank popularity for the word 'establish' in Verbs Frequency: #131
Translations for establish
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to settle firmly in a position (eg a job, business etc)
He established himself (in business) as a jeweller.
- يُثَبِّت، يُعَزِّزArabic
- estabelecer(-se)Portuguese (BR)
- etablovat seCzech
- sich niederlassenGerman
- grundlægge; oprette; etablereDanish
- καθιερώνω, καθιερώνομαιGreek
- (kellenagi) tunnustust leidmaEstonian
- جا انداختن؛ ریشه دار کردنFarsi
- स्थापित करनाHindi
- afirmirati, dokazatiCroatian
- koma sér fyrir íIcelandic
- (地位に) つかせるJapanese
- 기반을 잡다Korean
- iekārtot; iekārtoties; nostiprināt (savu stāvokli)Latvian
- etablere, befeste, innretteNorwegian
- wyrobić pozycjęPolish
- جا انداختن؛ ریشه دار کردنPersian
- ټينګول، ځاى په ځاى كول: ور په برخه كول: جوړول، تاسيس كول، منل (پر): ځان ګډول، لاس پورې كول: ميشته كول (ځان يا بل)Pashto
- a se consacraRomanian
- usadiť sa, zariadiť saSlovak
- dokazati seSerbian
- girmek, atılmakTurkish
- 確立Chinese (Trad.)
- مقام بناناUrdu
- củng cốVietnamese
- 确立Chinese (Simp.)
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