establish
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ/
Verb

establish (establishes, present participle establishing; past and past participle established)

  1. (transitive) To make stable or firm; to confirm.
  2. (transitive) To form; to found; to institute; to set up in business.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗:
      , Book of Genesis 6:18
      But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
  3. (transitive) To appoint or adopt, as officers, laws, regulations, guidelines, etc.; to enact; to ordain.
  4. (transitive) To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate.
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