establish establish  /ɪ ˈstæb lɪʃ/


  1. (v) set up or found
  2. (v) set up or lay the groundwork for
  3. (v) establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
  4. (v) institute, enact, or establish
  5. (v) bring about
  6. (v) place
  7. (v) build or establish something abstract
  8. (v) use as a basis for; found on


  1. Meanwhile, like a good lawyer, Baker has sought some other means to establish a legal relationship with McConnell.
  2. With 20,000 troops at his disposal, he was able to establish an overwhelming presence in the streets.
  3. What is missing in young people, I think, is the ability to establish a relationship with somebody without trying to copy that person.


  1. SSU, Penglai to establish wine academic partnership

    Representatives from Sonoma State University will meet with the mayor of Penglai, China, Sun Yebao, today, June 14, to establish...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Community Voice

  2. Commission to review plans for Westfield museum

    WESTFIELD — Plans to establish a museum detailing the industrial history of the city forged ahead as Westfield Museum Inc. (WMI). took the next step in the process.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Reminder

  3. United States and Czech Republic Establish a Joint Civil Nuclear Cooperation Center in Prague

    June 12, 2013 United States and Czech Republic Establish a Joint Civil Nuclear Cooperation Center in Prague The U.S. Department of Energy recently joined with the U.S. Embassy in Prague and the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to sign an agreement that establishes a joint Civil Nuclear Cooperation Center in Prague
    on June 12, 2013     Source: U.S. Department of Energy


  1. "We are engaged in a tough fight. After years of war, we have arrived at a critical moment. We must demonstrate to the Afghan people, and to the world, that Al Qaeda and its network of extremist allies will not be allowed to once again establish...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (blog)

  2. "The situation in the Osh region has spun out of control," Otunbayeva told reporters. "Attempts to establish a dialogue have failed, and fighting and rampages are continuing. We need outside forces to quell confrontation."
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Roza Otunbayeva Source: USA Today

  3. "This was not a strike we wanted, but one we had to conduct in order to win jurisdiction and establish appropriate residuals for writing in new media and on the Internet," Verrone said through a statement released Tuesday evening.
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Patric Verrone Source: Xinhua

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