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  Definition of establish
  1. use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
  2. 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. institute, enact, or establish; "make laws"
  4. place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
  5. set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
  6. bring about; "The trompe l''oeil-illusion establishes depth"
  7. build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation"
  8. set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
Similar Words: base, ground, found, prove, demonstrate, show, shew, lay down, make, install, instal, set up, plant, constitute, institute, give, build, launch

 

Hyponyms: build, prove oneself, prove, negate, contradict, stultify, set, mark, fix, appoint, name, nominate, constitute, introduce, pacify

 

Grouped Verbs: render, yield, return, give, generate

 

Derivational Morphology: foundation, basis, base, fundament, groundwork, cornerstone, reason, ground, establishment, validation, facility, installation, initiation, founding, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration, constitution, formation, organization, organisation, founder, beginner, founding father, father

 

 
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