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establish

 
Verb establish has 8 senses
  1. establish, set up, found, launch - set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
    --1 is one way to open, open up
    Antonyms: abolish, get rid of
    Derived form: noun establishment1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. establish, found, plant, constitute, institute - set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
    --2 is one way to initiate, pioneer
    Derived form: noun establishment1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew - 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"
    --3 is one way to confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm
    Derived form: noun establishment7
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  4. lay down, establish, make - institute, enact, or establish; "make laws"
    --4 is one way to make, create
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  5. establish, give - bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
    --5 is one way to make, create
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. install, instal, set up, establish - place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  7. establish, base, ground, found - use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  8. build, establish - build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
    --8 is one way to make, create
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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