Establish - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈstæblɪʃ|  American pronunciation of the word establish
Brit.  |ɪˈstæblɪʃ|  British pronunciation of the word establish


- set up or found (syn: found, launch, set up)
- set up or lay the groundwork for (syn: constitute, found, institute, plant)
establish a new department
- establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment (syn: demonstrate, prove, shew, show)
- institute, enact, or establish (syn: lay down, make)
- bring about (syn: give)
The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth
- place (syn: instal, install, set up)
- build or establish something abstract (syn: build)
- use as a basis for; found on (syn: base, found, ground)

Extra examples

The film established her as a star.

She established a reputation as a hard worker.

The word is now established as part of the English language.

The company has established itself as a leader in the industry.

As a young doctor he worked hard to establish himself in the community.

They want to establish their children in the family business.

She established a system of tracking expenses more accurately.

The two countries established a mutual trade agreement.

Establishing a link between diet and cancer

Investigators are trying to establish if anyone knew about these problems before the accident.

The head of the company established his son in business.

The sonnets established his reputation as a gifted poet.

The city of Boerne was established by German settlers in the 1840s.

Our goal is to establish a new research centre in the North.

Hungary established diplomatic relations with Chile in 1990.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: establish
he/she/it: establishes
present participle: establishing
past tense: established
past participle: established
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