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, launch(verb)

    set up or found

    "She set up a literacy program"

  2. establish, found, plant, constitute, institute(verb)

    set up or lay the groundwork for

    "establish a new department"

  3. 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"

  4. lay down, establish, make(verb)

    institute, enact, or establish

    "make laws"

  5. establish, give(verb)

    bring about

    "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"

  6. install, instal, set up, establish(verb)

    place

    "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"

  7. build, establish(verb)

    build or establish something abstract

    "build a reputation"

  8. establish, base, ground, found(verb)

    use as a basis for; found on

    "base a claim on some observation"

Wiktionary

  1. establish(Verb)

    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. establish(Verb)

    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. establish(Verb)

    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. establish(Verb)

    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. 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

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

  2. Establish(adj)

    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. 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

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

  4. 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

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

  5. 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

    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 ——.

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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How to say establish in sign language?

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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. The Treasury Department:

    This money-laundering network worked closely with high-ranking government officials in Venezuela, resident agents in Panama, and an Andorran lawyer to establish Panamanian shell companies.

  2. Dave Lennon:

    We are very much interested in making sure that payers (support) newborn screening, that they establish fast turnaround on coverage decisions, and that they have specific policies that cover gene therapy for SMA, as we negotiate discounts, et cetera, with payers, and the contracts with those payers, we're trying to make sure they put those elements in place.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Illegal immigration funds criminal networks, ruthless gangs and the flow of deadly drugs. Illegal immigration exploits vulnerable populations, hurts hard-working citizens and has produced a vicious cycle of crime, violence and poverty. Only by upholding national borders, destroying criminal gangs, can we break this cycle and establish a real foundation for prosperity.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    You may remain a couple after betrayal and even establish a quality relationship, but the mental anguish never leaves, and your soul will haunt you forever.

  5. The Economist:

    Our conclusion is that Mr Wright could well be Mr Nakamoto, but that important questions remain, indeed, it may never be possible to establish beyond reasonable doubt who really created bitcoin.

Images & Illustrations of establish

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Translations for establish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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