[ih-stab-lish] /ɪˈstæb lɪʃ/
verb (used with object)
to found, institute, build, or bring into being on a firm or stable basis:
to establish a university; to establish a medical practice.
to install or settle in a position, place, business, etc.:
to establish one’s child in business.
to show to be valid or true; prove:
to establish the facts of the matter.
to cause to be accepted or recognized:
to establish a custom; She established herself as a leading surgeon.
to bring about permanently:
to establish order.
to enact, appoint, or ordain for permanence, as a law; fix unalterably.
to make (a church) a national or state institution.
Cards. to obtain control of (a suit) so that one can win all the subsequent tricks in it.
verb (usually transitive)
to make secure or permanent in a certain place, condition, job, etc: to establish one’s usefulness, to establish a house
to create or set up (an organization, etc) on or as if on a permanent basis: to establish a company
to prove correct or free from doubt; validate: to establish a fact
to cause (a principle, theory, etc) to be widely or permanently accepted: to establish a precedent
to give (a Church) the status of a national institution
(of a person) to become recognized and accepted: he established himself as a reliable GP
(in works of imagination) to cause (a character, place, etc) to be credible and recognized: the first scene established the period
(cards) to make winners of (the remaining cards of a suit) by forcing out opponents’ top cards
(also intransitive) (botany)
late 14c., from Old French establiss-, present participle stem of establir (12c., Modern French établir) “cause to stand still, establish, stipulate, set up, erect, build,” from Latin stabilire “make stable,” from stabilis “stable” (see stable (adj.)).
For initial e-, see especial. Related: Established; establishing. An established church or religion is one sanctioned by the state.
noun 1. a church that is recognized by law, and sometimes financially supported, as the official church of a nation. noun 1. a Church that is officially recognized as a national institution, esp the Church of England A church supported by the government as a national institution. The Church of England is an established church […]
[ih-stab-lish] /ɪˈstæb lɪʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to found, institute, build, or bring into being on a firm or stable basis: to establish a university; to establish a medical practice. 2. to install or settle in a position, place, business, etc.: to establish one’s child in business. 3. to show to be valid or […]
[ih-stab-lish-muh nt] /ɪˈstæb lɪʃ mənt/ noun 1. the act or an instance of . 2. the state or fact of being . 3. something ; a constituted order or system. 4. (often initial capital letter) the existing power structure in society; the dominant groups in society and their customs or institutions; institutional authority (usually preceded […]
[ih-stab-lish-muh n-tair-ee-uh n] /ɪˌstæb lɪʃ mənˈtɛər i ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to an established church, especially the Church of England, or the principle of state religion. 2. (often initial capital letter) of, relating to, or favoring a political or social . noun 3. a supporter or adherent of the principle of the of […]