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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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. Todd Durbin:

    Now more than ever it is incumbent on us to establish a competition that sets a new standard for elite youth play and allows athletes to achieve their full potential.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Attitude and dealing establish the value of the character that defines a life journey.

  3. Bill Cassidy:

    I don’t want to establish the precedent that we can un-honor somebody in the future.

  4. Jose Baez:

    Hernandez strongly maintains his innocence, and I plan to establish that before a jury of his peers, we understand that numerous reports of our client's alleged activity have been published, but we ask the public to afford Mr. Hernandez the presumption of innocence and let the facts unfold in a court of law.

  5. Alan Dershowitz:

    At this late date, FX is attempting to establish a historical artifact with this series without reaching out to any prosecution sources. they do have the facts but for purposes of ratings chose not to use those facts and use the facts that will promote viewership, mainly arguments between the lawyers, people getting mad at each other.

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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