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establish

[ih-stab-lish]
verb (used with object)
1.
to found, institute, build, or bring into being on a firm or stable basis: to establish a university; to establish a medical practice.
2.
to install or settle in a position, place, business, etc.: to establish one's child in business.
3.
to show to be valid or true; prove: to establish the facts of the matter.
4.
to cause to be accepted or recognized: to establish a custom; She established herself as a leading surgeon.
5.
to bring about permanently: to establish order.
6.
to enact, appoint, or ordain for permanence, as a law; fix unalterably.
7.
to make (a church) a national or state institution.
8.
Cards. to obtain control of (a suit) so that one can win all the subsequent tricks in it.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English establissen < Middle French establiss-, extended stem of establir < Latin stabilīre, akin to stabilis stable2

establishable, adjective
establisher, noun
quasi-established, adjective
reestablish, verb (used with object)
superestablish, verb (used with object)
unestablishable, adjective


1. form, organize. See fix. 3. verify, substantiate. 6. decree.


1. abolish. 3. disprove.
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establish (ɪˈstæblɪʃ)
 
vb
1.  to make secure or permanent in a certain place, condition, job, etc: to establish one's usefulness; to establish a house
2.  to create or set up (an organization, etc) on or as if on a permanent basis: to establish a company
3.  to prove correct or free from doubt; validate: to establish a fact
4.  to cause (a principle, theory, etc) to be widely or permanently accepted: to establish a precedent
5.  to give (a Church) the status of a national institution
6.  (of a person) to become recognized and accepted: he established himself as a reliable GP
7.  (in works of imagination) to cause (a character, place, etc) to be credible and recognized: the first scene established the period
8.  cards to make winners of (the remaining cards of a suit) by forcing out opponents' top cards
9.  (also intr) botany
 a.  to cause (a plant) to grow or (of a plant) to grow in a new place: the birch scrub has established over the past 25 years
 b.  to become or cause to become a sapling or adult plant from a seedling
 
[C14: from Old French establir, from Latin stabilīre to make firm, from stabilisstable²]
 
es'tablisher
 
n

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establish
late 14c., from O.Fr. establiss-, stem of establir, from L. stabilire "make stable," from stabilis "stable" (see stable (2)). Related: Established; establishing.
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