from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
- transitive verb To bring about; generate or effect.
- transitive verb To place or settle in a secure position or condition.
- transitive verb To cause to become regular or usual.
- transitive verb To cause to be able to grow or thrive.
- transitive verb To cause to be recognized and accepted.
- transitive verb To introduce and put (a law, for example) into force.
- transitive verb To prove the validity or truth of.
- transitive verb To make a state institution of (a church).
from The Century Dictionary.
- In systematic biol., to give technical publication to; fix by publication in the nomenclatorial sense. See
- To make stable, firm, or sure; appoint; ordain; settle or fix unalterably.
- To put or fix on a firm basis; settle stably or fixedly; put in a settled or an efficient state or condition; inceptively, set up or found: as, his health is well established; an established reputation; to establish a person in business; to establish a colony or a university.
- To confirm or strengthen; make more stable or determinate.
- To confirm by affirmation or approval; sanction; uphold.
- To make good; prove; substantiate; show to be valid or well grounded; cause to be recognized as valid or legal; cause to be accepted as true or as worthy of credence; as, to
establishone's claim or one's case; to establish a marriage or a theory.
- To fix or settle permanently, or as if permanently: with a reflexive pronoun.
- To settle, as property.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb 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.
- transitive verb To appoint or constitute for permanence, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain.
- transitive verb 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.
- transitive verb To secure public recognition in favor of; to prove and cause to be accepted as true
- transitive verb To set up in business; to place advantageously in a fixed condition; -- used reflexively
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To make
stableor firm; to confirm.
- verb transitive To
form; to found; to institute; to set upin business.
- verb transitive To appoint, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to
enact; to ordain.
- verb transitive To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb build or establish something abstract
- verb place
- verb institute, enact, or establish
- verb establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
- verb use as a basis for; found on
- verb bring about
- verb set up or lay the groundwork for
- verb set up or found
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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The general principle applicable here is this: Whenever you establish the right -- no matter how, if you _establish_ it -- the common law asserts the remedy.
A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention For Proposing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, Held at Washington, D.C., in February, A.D. 1861 1862
Union, establish justice, "-- yes, Sir, _establish justice_ --" to promote the general welfare, and to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. "
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"In the gallery, you won't be able to see the whole work at once, so any narrative you establish is necessarily fragmented."
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I t will be his GOLD OLYMPIC MEDAL and America will flourish with him and once again establish itself as the true leader (in every aspect) of the free world.
The typical companies that I train establish a policy, signed by the CEO, saying that from a certain point on all newly designed products will be metric.
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And in any case, what your general quote certainly does not establish is even the claim that the surface of the earth corresponding to Alaska in the Triassic period was, in fact, in a zone much closer to the equator; it speaks in general possibilities, not about the specific case of Alaska.
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Those who do must be held accountable so that we may once again establish civility in our places of public discourse.
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Admittedly conservatives stand at the edge of a chance again establish an American form of National Socialism.
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The system it purports to establish is dead in the cradle; one way or another, it will fall apart before it takes effect.
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The best conclusion it could hope to establish is 'science is utterly impotent to rule on questions of design and God'.
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