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establish

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Verb (transitive)
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35 in 34 verses (in OT : 30 in 29 verses) (in NT : 5 in 5 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

establishv. t. [OE. establissen, OF. establir, F. établir, fr. L. stabilire, fr. stabilis firm, steady, stable. See Stable, a., -ish, and cf. Stablish.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "So were the churches established in the faith."  [1913 Webster]
    "The best established tempers can scarcely forbear being borne down."  [1913 Webster]
    "Confidence which must precede union could be established only by consummate prudence and self-control."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To appoint or constitute for permanence, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain.  [1913 Webster]
    "By the consent of all, we were established
    The people's magistrates.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "He hath established it [the earth], he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited."  [1913 Webster]
    "Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To secure public recognition in favor of; to prove and cause to be accepted as true; as, to establish a fact, usage, principle, opinion, doctrine, etc.  [1913 Webster]
    "At the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To set up in business; to place advantageously in a fixed condition; -- used reflexively; as, he established himself in a place; the enemy established themselves in the citadel.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

establish, v.tr.
1 set up or consolidate (a business, system, etc.) on a permanent basis.
2 (foll. by in) settle (a person or oneself) in some capacity.
3 (esp. as established adj.) achieve permanent acceptance for (a custom, belief, practice, institution, etc.).
4 validate; place beyond dispute (a fact etc.).

Idiom
Established Church the Church recognized by the State as the national Church.
Derivative
establisher n.
Etymology
ME f. OF establir (stem establiss-) f. L stabilire f. stabilis STABLE(1)

THESAURUS

establish

acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accustom, adapt, adjust, advertise, affirm, afford proof of, ascertain, assure, authenticate, author, authorize, back up, ballyhoo, bark, base, bear, bed, beget, begin, bill, boost, break, break in, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring home to, bring to effect, bring to pass, bring up, broach, build, build in, build up, bulletin, case harden, cause, certify, christen, cinch, circularize, clear up, clinch, conceive, condition, confirm, constitute, corroborate, create, cry up, decide, declare lawful, decree, deep-dye, define, demonstrate, determine, dismiss all doubt, do, domesticate, domesticize, effect, effectuate, embed, enact, engender, engraft, engrave, ensconce, ensure, entrench, etch, familiarize, father, find out, fix, float, follow, follow from, form, formulate, found, generate, gentle, gestate, get at, give a write-up, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give publicity, give rise to, ground, habituate, harden, have a case, hold good, hold water, housebreak, impact, implant, impress, imprint, inaugurate, incept, inculcate, induct, infix, ingrain, initiate, inscribe, install, instill, institute, insure, introduce, inure, invest, jam, launch, lay, lay the foundation, legalize, legislate, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, lift up, locate, lodge, make, make a regulation, make certain, make good, make legal, make no doubt, make no mistake, make out, make sure, make sure of, materialize, moor, nail down, naturalize, occasion, ordain, organize, orient, orientate, originate, pack, pitch, placard, place, plant, plug, post, post bills, post up, prescribe, press-agent, print, produce, promote, prove, prove to be, prove true, publicize, puff, put, put in, put in force, put up, raise, realize, reassure, regulate, remove all doubt, ring in, rivet, root, sanction, season, seat, secure, see that, see to it, sell, set, set afloat, set agoing, set at rest, set down, set in, set on foot, set up, settle, settle the matter, show, sire, sort out, spiel, stamp, start, start going, start up, station, stereotype, stick, substantiate, support, tame, train, turn on, usher in, validate, verify, vest, wedge, wont, work, write up

ROGET THESAURUS

establish

Stability

VB be firm, stick fast, stand firm, keep firm, remain firm, weather the storm, stay the course, stick to the course, keep the faith, don't give in, don't buckle under, settle, establish, stablish, ascertain, fix, set, stabilitate, retain, keep hold, make good, make sure, fasten, set on its legs, float, perpetuate, settle down, strike roots, put down roots, take root, take up one's abode, build one's house on a rock.

Production

VB produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture, weave, forge, coin, carve, chisel, build, raise, edify, rear, erect, put together, set up, run up, establish, constitute, compose, organize, institute, achieve, accomplish, flower, bear fruit, fructify, teem, ean, yean, farrow, drop, pup, kitten, kindle, bear, lay, whelp, bring forth, give birth to, lie in, be brought to bed of, evolve, pullulate, usher into the world, make productive, create, beget, get, generate, fecundate, impregnate, procreate, progenerate, propagate, engender, bring into being, call into being, bring into existence, breed, hatch, develop, bring up, induce, superinduce, suscitate, cause, acquire.

Location

VB place, situate, locate, localize, make a place for, put, lay, set, seat, station, lodge, quarter, post, install, house, stow, establish, fix, pin, root, graft, plant, shelve, pitch, camp, lay down, deposit, reposit, cradle, moor, tether, picket, pack, tuck in, embed, imbed, vest, invest in, billet on, quarter upon, saddle with, load, lade, freight, pocket, put up, bag, inhabit, domesticate, colonize, take root, strike root, anchor, cast anchor, come to an anchor, sit down, settle down, settle, take up one's abode, take up one's quarters, plant oneself, establish oneself, locate oneself, squat, perch, hive, se nicher, bivouac, burrow, get a footing, encamp, pitch one's tent, put up at, put up one's horses at, keep house, endenizen, naturalize, adopt, put back, replace.

Evidence

VB be evidence, evince, show, betoken, tell of, indicate, imply, involve, argue, bespeak, breathe, have weight, carry weight, tell, speak volumes, speak for itself, rest upon, depend upon, repose on, bear witness, give evidence, testify, depose, witness, vouch for, sign, seal, undersign, set one's hand and seal, sign and seal, deliver as one's act and deed, certify, attest, acknowledge, make absolute, confirm, prove (demonstrate), indorse, countersign, corroborate, support, ratify, bear out, uphold, warrant, adduce, attest, cite, quote, refer to, appeal to, call, call to witness, bring forward, bring into court, allege, plead, produce witnesses, confront witnesses, place into evidence, mark into evidence, collect evidence, bring together evidence, rake up evidence, experiment, have a case, make out a case, establish, authenticate, substantiate, verify, make good, quote chapter and verse, bring home to, bring to book.

Demonstration

VB demonstrate, prove, establish, make good, show, evince, manifest, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, verify, settle the question, reduce to demonstration, set the question at rest, make out, make out a case, prove one's point, have the best of the argument, draw a conclusion, follow, follow of course, follow as a matter of course, follow necessarily, stand to reason, hold good, hold water, convince, persuade (belief).


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