establish meaning


    Definition of establish in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGestablishesPRestablishingPT, PPestablishedSUF-ish
    1. VT To make stable or firm; to confirm.
      1. Once it [a snowdrop variety] became established, some bulbs were lifted and passed on to be chipped (i.e. cut into small pieces and grown on).
    2. VT To form; to found; to institute; to set up in business.
      1. VT To appoint or adopt, as officers, laws, regulations, guidelines, etc.; to enact; to ordain.
        1. By some paradoxical evolution rancour and intolerance have been established in the vanguard of primitive Christianity. Mrs. Spoker, in common with many of the stricter disciples of righteousness, was as inclement in demeanour as she was cadaverous in aspect.
      2. VT To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • Part of what I feel in this city is solastalgia, not so much for buildings as for the routines I established around those buildings: the walk to visit friends in the CBD, the stroll to the cinema.
          • To terminate with prejudice means that a note will be put in his file strongly recommending that no future contact be initiated (nor will he be be [sic] given the means to establish it).
          • Thus, it is urgently needed to establish a high-throughput screening approach for multiresidue determination of β-agonists.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Verbs
          • Transitive verbs
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        Meaning of establish for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "establish" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
        Difficultness: Level 1
        Easy     ➨     Difficult
        Definiteness: Level 8
        Definite    ➨     Versatile