Establish Definition

established, establishes, establishing
established, establishes, establishing
To make stable; make firm; settle.
To establish a habit.
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To set up (a government, nation, business, etc.); found; institute.
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To order, ordain, or enact (a law, statute, etc.) permanently.
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To cause to be or happen; bring about.
Efforts to establish a friendship.
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To settle in an office or position, or set up as in business or a profession.
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Origin of Establish

  • 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

  • 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

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