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    establish - Dictionary definition and meaning for word establish

    Definition
    (verb) set up or found
    Synonyms : found , launch , set up
    Example Sentence
    • She set up a literacy program
    Definition
    (verb) set up or lay the groundwork for
    Synonyms : constitute , found , institute , plant
    Example Sentence
    • establish a new department
    Definition
    (verb) establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    Synonyms : demonstrate , prove , shew , show
    Example Sentence
    • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
    • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture
    Definition
    (verb) institute, enact, or establish
    Synonyms : lay down , make
    Example Sentence
    • make laws
    Definition
    (verb) bring about
    Synonyms : give
    Example Sentence
    • The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth
    Definition
    (verb) place
    Synonyms : instal , install , set up
    Example Sentence
    • Her manager had set her up at the Ritz
    Definition
    (verb) build or establish something abstract
    Synonyms : build
    Example Sentence
    • build a reputation
    Definition
    (verb) use as a basis for; found on
    Synonyms : base , found , ground
    Example Sentence
    • base a claim on some observation
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