establish

  • 1 establish — es·tab·lish vt 1: to institute (as a law) permanently by enactment or agreement we the people of the United States...do ordain and establish this Constitution U.S. Constitution preamble 2: to make firm or stable 3: to bring into existence …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 establish — es‧tab‧lish [ɪˈstæblɪʆ] verb [transitive] COMMERCE to start a company, organization, system etc that is intended to exist for a long time: • My grandfather established the family business in 1938. * * * establish UK US /ɪˈstæblɪʃ/ verb ► [T,… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 establish — [ə stab′lish, istab′lish] vt. [ME establissen < extended stem of OFr establir < L stabilire < stabilis, STABLE1] 1. to make stable; make firm; settle [to establish a habit] 2. to order, ordain, or enact (a law, statute, etc.) permanently …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Establish — Es*tab lish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Established}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Establishing}.] [OE. establissen, OF. establir, F. [ e]tablir, fr. L. stabilire, fr. stabilis firm, steady, stable. See {Stable}, a., { ish}, and cf. {Stablish}.] 1. To make stable… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 establish — late 14c., from O.Fr. establiss , prp. stem of establir (12c., Mod.Fr. établir) cause to stand still, establish, stipulate, set up, erect, build, from L. stabilire make stable, from stabilis stable (see STABLE (Cf. stable) (2)). For initial e ,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 establish — [v1] set up, organize authorize, base, build, constitute, create, decree, domiciliate, enact, endow, ensconce, entrench, erect, fix, form, found, ground, implant, inaugurate, inculcate, install, institute, land, lay foundation, live, lodge, moor …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 establish — 1 *set, settle, fix Analogous words: implant, inculcate, instill: *secure, rivet, anchor, moor Antonyms: uproot (a tree, a habit, a practice): abrogate (a right, a privilege, a quality) Contrasted words: eradicate, extirpate, wipe, *exterminate2… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 establish — ► VERB 1) set up on a firm or permanent basis. 2) initiate or bring about. 3) (be established) be settled or accepted in a particular place or role. 4) show to be true or certain by determining the facts. 5) (established) recognized by the state… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 establish — verb 1 start/create sth ADVERB ▪ initially, originally ▪ The Internet was originally established by scientists to share information. ▪ formally ▪ The League was formally established in 1920 …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 establish */*/*/ — UK [ɪˈstæblɪʃ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms establish : present tense I/you/we/they establish he/she/it establishes present participle establishing past tense established past participle established 1) a) to make something start to exist or… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 establish — es|tab|lish W1S3 [ıˈstæblıʃ] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: establir, from Latin stabilire to make firm ] 1.) to start a company, organization, system, etc that is intended to exist or continue for a long time = ↑found ▪ The city… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 establish — /əsˈtæblɪʃ / (say uhs tablish) verb (t) 1. to set up on a firm or permanent basis; institute; found: to establish a government; to establish a business; to establish a university. 2. to settle or install in a position, business, etc.: to… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 establish — es|tab|lish [ ı stæblıʃ ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to make something start to exist or start to happen: A proper procedure for complaints should be established. The case established an important legal principle. Mandela was eager to establish… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 establish — [[t]ɪstæ̱blɪʃ[/t]] ♦♦ establishes, establishing, established 1) VERB If someone establishes something such as an organization, a type of activity, or a set of rules, they create it or introduce it in such a way that it is likely to last for a… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 establish — establishable, adj. establisher, n. /i stab lish/, v.t. 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,… …

    Universalium

  • 16 establish — verb (T) 1 to start a company, organization, system, situation etc that is intended to exist or continue for a long time: My grandfather established the family business in 1938. 2 to find out facts that will prove that something is true:… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 establish — es•tab•lish [[t]ɪˈstæb lɪʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) to bring into being on a firm or permanent basis; found; institute: to establish a university[/ex] 2) to install or settle in a position, place, business, etc.: to establish oneself in business[/ex] 3) to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 establish — This word occurs frequently in the Constitution of the United States, and it is there used in different meanings: (1) To settle firmly, to fix unalterably; as to establish justice, which is the avowed object of the Constitution. (2) To make or… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 establish — This word occurs frequently in the Constitution of the United States, and it is there used in different meanings: (1) To settle firmly, to fix unalterably; as to establish justice, which is the avowed object of the Constitution. (2) To make or… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 20 establish — 01. Her grandfather [established] his own law firm in 1922. 02. The [establishment] of a U.N. peacekeeping force was supposed to reduce the number of conflicts internationally. 03. The English Language Program at the University of Victoria was… …

    Grammatical examples in English