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

How to pronounce establish?

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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. Umberto Eco:

    The ideology of this America wants to establish reassurance through Imitation. But profit defeats ideology, because the consumers want to be thrilled not only by the guarantee of the Good but also by the shudder of the Bad.

  2. Theodore Karasik:

    It’s a reset of relations in advance of the re-entry of the Islamic Republic (of Iran) into the regional and international scene. Even if there are disagreements, this meeting will establish a new foundation of the Gulf-U.S. relationship, in a new era.

  3. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state, anyone who is going to evacuate territories today, is simply giving a base for attacks to radical Islam.

  4. Roberta Jacobson:

    We have ... to overcome more than 50 years of a relationship that was not based on confidence or trust, so there are things we have to discuss before we can establish that relationship and so there will be future conversations.

  5. The Divine Pymander:

    The path to immortality is hard, and only a few find it. The rest await the Great Day when the wheels of the universe shall be stopped and the immortal sparks shall escape from the sheaths of substance. Woe unto those who wait, for they must return again, unconscious and unknowing, to the seed-ground of stars, and await a new beginning. Those who are saved by the light of the mystery which I have revealed unto you, O Hermes, and which I now bid you to establish among men, shall return again to the Father who dwelleth in the White Light, and shall deliver themselves up to the Light and shall be absorbed into the Light, and in the Light they shall become Powers in God. This is the Way of Good and is revealed only to them that have wisdom.

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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