from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Archaic To establish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To establish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To settle permanently in a state; to make firm; to establish; to fix.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make stable or firm; establish; set up; ordain.


Aphetic form of establish. (Wiktionary)


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