Definition of 'establish'
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The trend for that has been well established and is projected into the future. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Police were waiting on post mortem results to establish the exact cause of his death. The Sun (2016)It is understood that the club is trying to establish the facts behind the allegations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The notion that this has been a uniquely terrible year is now well established. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It acts as a conduit for the plant to draw nutrients and is proven to establish plants quicker and more strongly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some are already established but one or two haven't yet shown how good they can be. The Sun (2017)His role in pushing for and winning the referendum is already well established in Washington and won him invites to other exclusive receptions during the inauguration week. Times, Sunday Times (2017)When first planted they may take a year or two to establish, but be patient and don't be tempted to dig them up and move them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can divide established plants in spring or autumn. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Protestants had already established school systems and colleges in this way. Christianity Today (2000) People will establish themselves once they get there. The Sun (2014)Yet his desire to challenge established thinking often makes him enemies. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It took more than two weeks to establish who had been saved. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Why was this relatively short period so crucial in establishing new international contacts? World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)The following day arrangements were made for an autopsy to establish the cause of death. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)It would establish the facts of a case well before the assisted death takes place. Times, Sunday Times (2010)With established plants simply cut back and mulch with leaf mould in spring. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is already established as a fashion leader. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Confidence between two women establishes itself through processes at once subtle and simple. Emily Fox-Seton (1901)The final method by which the president establishes contact with the people is through elections. The Government and Politics of France (1989)The branch will work to establish the causes and circumstances of the accident before preparing a report. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It seems to be about strengthening the bond between them as well as establishing themselves as a new item. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Secondly, critical theory set out to establish a permanent place for critique in political life. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)A growth policy requires that a human organization establish the atmosphere of continuous learning and acquire the readiness to do different and bigger things. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)For the established Church to seek this further exemption is to me, a cause for deep concern and disappointment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He established the Church of England. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'establish'
British English: establish VERB
If someone establishes something such as an organization, a type of activity, or a set of rules, they create it or introduce.
They have established detailed criteria for who should be allowed to vote.
Definition of establish from the Collins English Dictionary
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