What does establish mean?

Definitions for establish
ɪˈstæb lɪʃes·tab·lish

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word establish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. establish, set up, found, launchverb

    set up or found

    "She set up a literacy program"

  2. establish, found, plant, constitute, instituteverb

    set up or lay the groundwork for

    "establish a new department"

  3. prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shewverb

    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"

  4. lay down, establish, makeverb

    institute, enact, or establish

    "make laws"

  5. establish, giveverb

    bring about

    "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"

  6. install, instal, set up, establishverb

    place

    "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"

  7. build, establishverb

    build or establish something abstract

    "build a reputation"

  8. establish, base, ground, foundverb

    use as a basis for; found on

    "base a claim on some observation"

Wiktionary

  1. establishverb

    To make stable or firm; to confirm.

    Etymology: establissen, , stem of some of the conjugated forms of establir, (Modern établir), from stabilio, from stabilis.

  2. establishverb

    To form; to found; to institute; to set up in business.

    Etymology: establissen, , stem of some of the conjugated forms of establir, (Modern établir), from stabilio, from stabilis.

  3. establishverb

    To appoint, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain.

    Etymology: establissen, , stem of some of the conjugated forms of establir, (Modern établir), from stabilio, from stabilis.

  4. establishverb

    To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate.

    Etymology: establissen, , stem of some of the conjugated forms of establir, (Modern établir), from stabilio, from stabilis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Establishadjective

    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

    Etymology: [OE. establissen, OF. establir, F. tablir, fr. L. stabilire, fr. stabilis firm, steady, stable. See Stable, a., -ish, and cf. Stablish.]

  2. Establishadjective

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

    Etymology: [OE. establissen, OF. establir, F. tablir, fr. L. stabilire, fr. stabilis firm, steady, stable. See Stable, a., -ish, and cf. Stablish.]

  3. Establishadjective

    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

    Etymology: [OE. establissen, OF. establir, F. tablir, fr. L. stabilire, fr. stabilis firm, steady, stable. See Stable, a., -ish, and cf. Stablish.]

  4. Establishadjective

    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

    Etymology: [OE. establissen, OF. establir, F. tablir, fr. L. stabilire, fr. stabilis firm, steady, stable. See Stable, a., -ish, and cf. Stablish.]

  5. Establishadjective

    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

    Etymology: [OE. establissen, OF. establir, F. tablir, fr. L. stabilire, fr. stabilis firm, steady, stable. See Stable, a., -ish, and cf. Stablish.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Establish

    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. Establishmentār′ian, maintaining the principle of the established church.—n. one who maintains this principle. [O. Fr. establir, pr.p. establissant—L. stabilīrestabilis, firm—stāre, to stand.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. establish

    A technical phrase to express the quartering of any considerable body of troops in a country. Thus it is common to say, the army took up a position in the neighborhood of ——, and established the headquarters at ——.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'establish' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1940

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'establish' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3622

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'establish' in Verbs Frequency: #131

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of establish in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of establish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of establish in a Sentence

  1. Jack Cheng:

    It's the mindset, first things first, you establish a community.

  2. Bruce McArthur:

    The new reports fromThe Globe and Mailand theToronto Star offer conflicting information on the exact date of the interview, with one saying it happened in 2013 and the latter say it was between 2014 and 2017. But both reports raise questions about what Toronto Police knew about Bruce McArthur in the years leading up to Bruce McArthur arrest. Clockwise from left : Majeed Kayhan, 58 ; Dean Lisowick ; Soroush Marmudi, 50 ; Selim Esen, 44 and Andrew Kinsman, 49. ( Toronto Police) The Globe and Mail, citing a source with knowledge of the interview, says it occurred during the Project Project Houston investigation, which looked into the disappearances of three men in Toronto's Gay Village neighborhood, two of which Bruce McArthur was later charged with killing. The source said detectives had linked Bruce McArthur to two of the men through dating apps and brought Bruce McArthur in for questioning after receiving an anonymous tip. The Toronto Star, citing similar sources, said the interview happened between the closure of Project Houston in 2014 and the beginning of another investigation in 2017 that resulted in McArthur’s arrest. It also said the interview was over a matter unrelated to the missing people, but did not disclose what exactly. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga told The Globe and Mail in January that Bruce McArthur was not Bruce McArthur during Project Houston. Until we can establish that there has been foul play, we can attach a criminal offence to foul play, that's when someone would become Bruce McArthur.

  3. Chris Christie:

    Now that he's there, America's got to re-establish its presence in that area.

  4. Dean Cheng:

    This should be of enormous concern -- $5.3 trillion in trade transits through the South China Sea; this is one of the major arteries for world trade … China’s actions are clearly an attempt to establish dominance over this vital set of waterways.

  5. Ibrahim Hooper:

    It’s been our experience that any time a Muslim community anywhere seeks to expand or establish a mosque or some other kind of institution, there will be some type of opposition, when you scratch the surface, often there is a tremendous level of bigotry and stereotyping in the opposition.

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Translations for establish

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  • затвърждавам, утвърждавам, основавам, установявамBulgarian
  • establirCatalan, Valencian
  • gründen, eröffnen, etablieren, festsetzen, feststellen, niederlassen, herstellen, festlegen, einsetzen, begründenGerman
  • καθιερώνωGreek
  • establiEsperanto
  • establecer, nombrarSpanish
  • تاسيس كردنPersian
  • vahvistaa, nimittää, perustaa, osoittaa, vakiinnuttaaFinnish
  • établirFrench
  • stèidhichScottish Gaelic
  • establecerGalician
  • հաստատել, նշանակել, հիմնադրել, հիմնավորելArmenian
  • دامه‌زراندن, پێکهێنانKurdish
  • parākiri, whakaūMāori
  • oprichten, bevestigen, vaststellen, stichtenDutch
  • fastslå, etablereNorwegian
  • ustalić, ustanowić, wyznaczyć, założyćPolish
  • estabelecer, firmar, fundar, nomearPortuguese
  • stabiliRomanian
  • основывать, установить, учредить, учреждать, основать, устанавливатьRussian
  • etablera, grunda, motivera, grundlägaSwedish
  • yerleştirmek, tespit etmek, saptamak, yapmakTurkish

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