Definition of "establishing" []

  • To make secure or permanent in a certain place, condition, job, etc (verb)
  • To create or set up (an organization, etc) on or as if on a permanent basis (verb)
  • To prove correct or free from doubt; validate (verb)
  • To cause (a principle, theory, etc) to be widely or permanently accepted (verb)
  • To give (a Church) the status of a national institution (verb)
  • (of a person) to become recognized and accepted (verb)
  • (in works of imagination) to cause (a character, place, etc) to be credible and recognized (verb)
  • To make winners of (the remaining cards of a suit) by forcing out opponents' top cards (verb)
  • To cause (a plant) to grow or (of a plant) to grow in a new place (verb)
  • To become or cause to become a sapling or adult plant from a seedling (verb)
  • Present participle of establish. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "establishing" in a sentence
  • "That's what you call establishing the fear factor."
  • "This is what I call establishing the "Conversation Index" so that you have something to benchmark against moving forward."
  • "He had a hand in establishing the art of rock criticism, and was present at birth for a whole lot of pop culture insanity."