Definitions of establish

  1. build or establish something abstract; " build a reputation"
  2. set up or lay the groundwork for; " establish a new department"
  3. establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; " The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; " The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
  4. set up or found; " She set up a literacy program"
  5. use as a basis for; found on; " base a claim on some observation"
  6. institute, enact, or establish; " make laws"
  7. place; " Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
  8. bring about; " The trompe l'oeil- illusion establishes depth"
  9. To make stable or firm; to fix immovably or firmly; to set ( a thing) in a place and make it stable there; to settle; to confirm.
  10. To appoint or constitute for permanence, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain.
  11. To secure public recognition in favor of; to prove and cause to be accepted as true; as, to establish a fact, usage, principle, opinion, doctrine, etc.
  12. To originate and secure the permanent existence of; to found; to institute; to create and regulate; - said of a colony, a state, or other institutions.
  13. To set up in business; to place advantageously in a fixed condition; - used reflexively; as, he established himself in a place; the enemy established themselves in the citadel.
  14. To fix firmly; settle; found.
  15. To settle or fix: to ordain: to found: to set up ( in business).
  17. To settle make firm; found.
  18. To fix firmly; prove; verify; ratify; sanction.
  19. To set and fix firmly or unalterably; to found; to ordain; to appoint; to confirm; to make good; to set up and confirm; to set up; to set up by authority and endow.
  20. To settle or fix firmly; to found permanently; to make firm; to constitute; to decree; to ratify.

Quotes of establish

  1. No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavor to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion. – Jeremy Bentham
  2. The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London. – James W. Black
  3. Once you establish a look, and once everybody recognizes that look as your look, you never have to think about fashion again. – Doug Coupland
  4. The Holy Spirit alone can do this, the Holy Spirit alone can establish this link with one's neighbor. – Jacques Ellul
  5. I did everything I could to establish myself, but it just didn't work that way. I'm not angry about that. – Tim Hardaway
  6. Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. – H. L. Hunt
  7. I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day. – James Joyce
  8. Women's Wear Daily can do more than any other publication to establish a designer. – Calvin Klein
  9. I was invited to join the newly established Central Chemical Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1954 and was able to establish a small research group in organic chemistry, housed in temporary laboratories of an industrial research institute. – George Andrew Olah
  10. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship. – George Orwell
  11. If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point. – Ezra Pound
  12. We have used the presence of UNMIK, as well as other European and American agencies to establish a legal framework compatible with the European Union and that is already an advantage. We have seen the positive effects of this and our parliament will continue to go this way. – Ibrahim Rugova
  13. Sir, there is no Christian nation, thus free to choose as we are, which would establish slavery. – William H. Seward
  14. We wanted to establish a new fan base over here. And second, we wanted to challenge ourselves. We wanted to bring what is ostensibly new music to fresh ears and see what lights them up. – Bob Weir
  15. Sons of Islam everywhere, the jihad is a duty- to establish the rule of Allah on earth and to liberate your countries and yourselves from America's domination and its Zionist allies, it is your battle- either victory or martyrdom. – Ahmed Yassin

Usage examples for establish

  1. Nay, even Pompey himself used to pay court to Cicero, and Cicero's public actions did much to establish Pompey's authority and reputation in the state. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. Frankly, to my mind this is not enough better than the apartment hotel, as we now know it, to pay for the effort to establish it. – The Cost of Shelter by Ellen H. Richards
  3. The corner- stone of the new social order which the gospel was to establish in the world lies here. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  4. Which thou endeavours to establish unto thyself. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. Unless the burglary could be brought home to Long Jim it did not seem possible that Hazelton could be set free, and this last was absolutely necessary in order to establish his own innocence. – The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair by James Otis
  6. " But," replied the detective, " he must come himself to the Consul's office to establish his identity." – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  7. It is therefore the task of history, once the thither side of truth has vanished, to establish the truth of the hither side. – Selected Essays by Karl Marx
  8. Wait a year or two, and perhaps it will be possible to establish him here near us. – Sisters by Kathleen Norris
  9. At last he must pluck up courage and establish his position. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  10. But with thee will I establish my covenant. – The Ordinance of Covenanting by John Cunningham
  11. The friends should go forward on this great task in a very determined manner in order to establish as many new Assemblies during the coming year as are possible. – The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 1) by Shoghi Effendi
  12. Above all things Grace wished if possible to establish friendly relations with every member of her class. – Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  13. Then King Arthur stepped forward to separate them and establish peace. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  14. I hope there is no need for such evidence to establish the truth of the report of a British officer." – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I by Sir John Ross
  15. Have we the power to establish and carry into execution a measure like this? – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  16. " When Mr. and Mrs. Brent decided that you were to be left on their hands," she proceeded, " they had this picture of you taken in the same dress in which you came to them, with a view to establish your identity if at any time afterward inquiry should be made for you." – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  17. No, sir, I have no proofs; and, for the moment, I don't know how to establish my identity. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  18. S Simcoe's desire to establish 169. See Education. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  19. All the Allies wanted was to establish a strong Government. – The Bullitt Mission to Russia by William C. Bullitt
  20. It leads from a desire to live one's own life according to high principles to a desire to establish similar principles in human institutions. – Introduction to Non-Violence by Theodore Paullin

Rhymes for establish

  • reestablish;

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