Establish meaning

ĭ-stăblĭsh
To make stable; make firm; settle.

To establish a habit.

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(card games) To win control of (a suit) so that one is sure of taking all the remaining tricks in it.
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To make a state institution of (a church).
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To cause to be recognized and accepted.

A discovery that established his reputation.

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To set up (a precedent, theory, reputation, etc.) permanently; cause to be accepted or recognized.
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To prove; demonstrate.

To establish one's cause at law.

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To prove the validity or truth of.

The defense attorneys established the innocence of the accused.

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To set up (a government, nation, business, etc.); found; institute.
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To establish is defined as to start, create or bring about something.

An example of establish is when you start a business.

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To introduce and put (a law, for example) into force.
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To order, ordain, or enact (a law, statute, etc.) permanently.
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To settle in an office or position, or set up as in business or a profession.
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To make a state institution of (a church)
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To make stable or firm; to confirm.
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To form; to found; to institute; to set up in business.
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To appoint or adopt, as officers, laws, regulations, guidelines, etc.; to enact; to ordain.
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To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate.
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To cause to be or happen; bring about.

Efforts to establish a friendship.

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Origin of establish

  • Middle English establishen from Old French establir establiss- from Latin stabilīre from stabilis firm stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English establissen, Old French establiss-, stem of some of the conjugated forms of establir, (Modern French établir), from Latin stabiliō, from stabilis (“firm, steady, stable”).

    From Wiktionary