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Definition of "establish" []

  • To set up; found. See Synonyms at found1. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring about; generate: establish goodwill in the neighborhood. (verb-transitive)
  • To place or settle in a secure position or condition; install: They established me in my own business. (verb-transitive)
  • To make firm or secure. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to be recognized and accepted: a discovery that established his reputation. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "establish" in a sentence
  • "The general principle applicable here is this: Whenever you establish the right -- no matter how, if you _establish_ it -- the common law asserts the remedy."
  • "Union, establish justice, "-- yes, Sir, _establish justice_ --" to promote the general welfare, and to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. ""
  • "Admittedly conservatives stand at the edge of a chance again establish an American form of National Socialism."