• WordNet 3.6
    • v establish use as a basis for; found on "base a claim on some observation"
    • v establish 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"
    • v establish institute, enact, or establish "make laws"
    • v establish place "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
    • v establish set up or lay the groundwork for "establish a new department"
    • v establish bring about "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
    • v establish build or establish something abstract "build a reputation"
    • v establish set up or found "She set up a literacy program"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1997, the record for the highest skydive by a dog at 4,572 feet was established by a dog named Brutus
    • Establish To appoint or constitute for permanence, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain. "By the consent of all, we were established The people's magistrates.""Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed."
    • Establish 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. "So were the churches established in the faith.""The best established tempers can scarcely forbear being borne down.""Confidence which must precede union could be established only by consummate prudence and self-control."
    • Establish 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. "He hath established it [the earth], he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited.""Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!"
    • Establish 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. "At the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established ."
    • Establish 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: America's first stock exchange was the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, established in 1791.
    • establish To make stable, firm, or sure; appoint; ordain; settle or fix unalterably.
    • establish To put or fix on a firm basis; settle stably or fixedly; put in a settled or an efficient state or condition; inceptively, set up or found: as, his health is well established; an established reputation; to establish a person in business; to establish a colony or a university.
    • establish To confirm or strengthen; make more stable or determinate.
    • establish To confirm by affirmation or approval; sanction; uphold.
    • establish To make good; prove; substantiate; show to be valid or well grounded; cause to be recognized as valid or legal; cause to be accepted as true or as worthy of credence; as, to establish one's claim or one's case; to establish a marriage or a theory.
    • establish To fix or settle permanently, or as if permanently: with a reflexive pronoun.
    • establish To settle, as property.
    • establish In systematic biol., to give technical publication to; fix by publication in the nomenclatorial sense. See publication, 5.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The dollar was established as the official currency of the US in 1785.
    • v.t Establish es-tab′lish to settle or fix: to confirm: to prove a point: to ordain: to found: to set up in business: to institute by law as the recognised state church, and to support officially and financially
    • n Establish one who maintains this principle
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  • Harvey Spencer Lewis
    Harvey Spencer Lewis
    “I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “To establish yourself in the world a person must do all they can to appear already established.”
  • Nathaniel Emmons
    Nathaniel Emmons
    “Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments.”
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
    “One change always leaves the way open for the establishment of others.”
  • Edward Norman
    Edward Norman
    “Many are called but few are chosen. There are sayings of Christ which suggest that the Church he came to establish will always be a minority affair.”
  • Cyril Connolly
    “The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. establissen, OF. establir, F. établir, fr. L. stabilire, fr. stabilis, firm, steady, stable. See Stable (a.) -ish, and cf. Stablish


In literature:

As the establishment of the Revolution and Independence of America is a proof of this fact, it is needless to enlarge upon it.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
In 967 King Edgar established a mint here.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
A shoemaker at Islington eventually established a claim and inherited the money.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Thus a circulation of morbid material through the persons of the inmates was established.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Not till this is done, can we establish any theory of mother-descent, or estimate its effect on the status of women.
"The Position of Woman in Primitive Society" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
In 1807 he established a large machine workshop at Liege.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Another fact which increases the complexity of the question is the well-established connexion of comets with meteoric showers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
They were established in principle at the 1913 Conference of Ambassadors in London.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
In the rear of this kennel should be your boiling house, if your establishment requires one.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
The Anglo-American colonies now established, Virginia, New England, and Maryland, contained eighty-five thousand inhabitants.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell

In poetry:

No evil tidings shall surprise
His well-established mind;
His soul to God his refuge flies,
And leaves his fears behind.
"Psalm 112" by Isaac Watts
For ever shall my song record
The truth and mercy of the Lord;
Mercy and truth for ever stand,
Like heav'n, established by his hand.
"Psalm 89" by Isaac Watts
The coming light establishes and wins
white limits of a fable that forgets
the tumult of veins in flight
toward the dim cool of the apple.
"Adam" by Federico Garcia Lorca
As 'midst the ever-rolling sea
The eternal isles established be,
'Gainst which the surges of the main
Fret, dash, and break themselves in vain:
"Hymn: Earth's transitory things decay" by John Bowring
How many slow-paced centuries passed,
Before brave sailors dared to creep
Beyond the gloom these monsters cast,
And venture on the unknown deep,
At last resolving to defy
The "God-established" termini!
"The Pillars Of Hercules" by John Lawson Stoddard
Then the Sepoys established themselves in a small square fort;
It was a place of strength, and there they did resort;
And Kerr had no guns to batter down the gate,
But nevertheless he felt undaunted, and resigned to his fate.
"The Hero of Kalapore" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Nearly 40 years ago at the age of just 21, Belfast woman Maureen Wheeler set off on a travelling odyssey that would see her and her husband establish one of the world's most famous travel-guides, Lonely Planet.
AC Milan will go in search of an emerging coach rather than an established name if Carlo Ancelotti leaves at the end of the season, club owner Silvio Berlusconi, who is also Italy's Prime Minister, said on Wednesday.
The San Antonio Area Foundation, established in 1964, is San Antonio's community foundation, which makes grants from funds established by individuals, families, businesses or other entities to support charitable causes in our community.
However, there are many jurisdictions that have not yet established that formal role within their organization.
When she is not running the Stone Street establishment, Muresan has been busy winning seven state and national bodybuilding titles since 2008.
Those who study political history will note that most political establishments almost always need a perpetual enemy — real or imaginary.
Rick Perry prayer event establishes his Christian conservative bona fides .
Establishing a tree board was an idea that Catherine Cahill, a Williamstown resident, presented to the council last spring.
Though they know the standard brass-band fare — it's hard to find an outfit that doesn't play "Liza Jane" or "Big Chief" — the Stooges' recent originals show them taking jabs at the establishment.
Steve Welch, backed by the party establishment, let loose a torrent of TV ads against.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is establishing a national registry for breast implant s in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A number of prominent Buddhist teachers established centers of worship in Europe and North America.
Two scholarships have been established to honor Huntingdon alumna Pearl Norton Jackson (Mrs.
In less than two decades, IDC Herzliya's graduates have been forming a vast network of alumni throughout the world that is leaving other, much older and better established universities green with envy.
The lighted signs will further establish the company's presence on the city's skyline, according to the company, which is nearing its 100th anniversary.

In science:

If we can establish that hsn i i 6= 0 inside of the tube and hsn i i ≈ 0 outside of the PT then probably it will indicate the existence of the PT.
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity
It should be noted that Lenard established his results in a general setting when E is locally compact Hausdorff space with the second axiom of countability.
Determinantal random point fields
Since kK (ǫ)k < 1 the arguments above establish the result of Lemma 3 for K (ǫ) .
Determinantal random point fields
As one can see from Theorem 3 above this condition is sufficient, but not necessary (as we established in Theorem 3, the necessary and sufficient condition is 0 ≤ K ≤ 1).
Determinantal random point fields
Therefore it is enough to establish (3.3), (3.4) for the functions of such form.
Determinantal random point fields