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Definition 1: establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment - [verb of cognition]

Samples where establish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
  • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

Synonyms for establish in the sense of this definition

(establish is a kind of ...) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

"his story confirmed my doubts" "The evidence supports the defendant"

(... is a kind of establish ) show one's ability or courage

(... is a kind of establish ) prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof

(... is a kind of establish ) prove negative; show to be false

(... is a kind of establish ) prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence

"nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself"

Definition 2: institute, enact, or establish - [verb of cognition]

Samples where establish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • make laws

Synonyms for establish in the sense of this definition

(establish is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of establish ) establish as the highest level or best performance

"set a record"

Definition 3: use as a basis for; found on - [verb of cognition]

Samples where establish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • base a claim on some observation

Synonyms for establish in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of establish ) found or ground

"build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation"

Definition 4: place - [verb of contact]

Samples where establish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her manager had set her up at the Ritz

Synonyms for establish in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: set up or lay the groundwork for - [verb of creation]

Samples where establish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • establish a new department

Synonyms for establish in the sense of this definition

(establish is a kind of ...) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

(... is a kind of establish ) set or place definitely

"Let's fix the date for the party!"

(... is a kind of establish ) create and charge with a task or function

"nominate a committee"

Definition 6: bring about - [verb of creation]

Samples where establish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth

Synonyms for establish in the sense of this definition

(establish is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of establish ) bring in or establish in a new place or environment

"introduce a rule" "introduce exotic fruits"

(... is a kind of establish ) fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)

"The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"

(establish has a similar meaning as ...) give or supply

"The cow brings in 5 liters of milk" "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn" "The estate renders some revenue for the family"

Definition 7: build or establish something abstract - [verb of creation]

Samples where establish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • build a reputation

Synonyms for establish in the sense of this definition

(establish is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Samples where establish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She set up a literacy program

Synonyms for establish in the sense of this definition

(establish is a kind of ...) start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning

"open a business"

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