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Synonyms for establish
ɪˈstæb lɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. establish, set up, found, launch(verb)

    set up or found

    "She set up a literacy program"

    tack together, put together, set in motion, lay down, found, prepare, institute, instal, piece, tack, show, fix, put in, base, gear up, put up, frame, entrap, make, arrange, ground, plant, give, order, erect, ensnare, raise, lay out, launch, pitch, prove, plunge, shew, ready, set up, demonstrate, put, effect, effectuate, install, rear, assemble, constitute, set, rig, build

    abolish, get rid of

  2. establish, found, plant, constitute, institute(verb)

    set up or lay the groundwork for

    "establish a new department"

    engraft, demonstrate, name, ground, implant, set up, install, be, set, base, found, institute, instal, launch, build, appoint, imbed, comprise, prove, represent, form, give, plant, shew, lay down, embed, make up, bring, nominate, make, show, constitute

    get rid of, abolish

  3. prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew(verb)

    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"

    attest, express, rise, lay down, found, leaven, demo, try, exhibit, build, show, testify, depict, install, test, evidence, try out, present, read, instal, point, examine, make, indicate, ground, record, picture, register, certify, usher, plant, give, designate, essay, raise, render, launch, evince, prove, shew, institute, set up, turn out, demonstrate, manifest, show up, turn up, march, constitute, base, bear witness

    abolish, get rid of

  4. lay down, establish, make(verb)

    institute, enact, or establish

    "make laws"

    wee-wee, take, hit, bring in, construct, demonstrate, draw, cook, have, piddle, launch, plant, piss, constitute, do, stool, earn, make believe, get to, hold, shit, defecate, lay down, institute, name, install, set up, stimulate, progress to, create, crap, take a shit, pretend, make water, gain, ready, found, realize, make up, shew, give, attain, pull in, induce, form, pee, show, make, wee, ca-ca, get, prepare, base, micturate, ground, reach, prove, build, throw, pass water, arrive at, pee-pee, relieve oneself, instal, spend a penny, take in, puddle, take a crap, clear, produce, nominate, take a leak, score, cause, urinate, work, fix, realise, seduce

    get rid of, abolish

  5. establish, give(verb)

    bring about

    "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"

    hand, commit, chip in, dedicate, cave in, lay down, collapse, found, institute, instal, impart, pass on, show, return, base, reach, present, have, fall in, make, pay, ground, throw, gift, kick in, feed, set up, ease up, apply, plant, give, grant, open, founder, move over, devote, hold, pass, render, launch, prove, shew, sacrifice, yield, turn over, demonstrate, leave, give way, install, consecrate, break, generate, contribute, constitute, afford, build

    get rid of, abolish

  6. install, instal, set up, establish(verb)


    "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"

    tack together, put together, lay down, frame, prepare, institute, instal, piece, tack, show, fix, put in, base, gear up, put up, found, entrap, make, arrange, ground, plant, give, order, erect, ensnare, raise, lay out, launch, pitch, prove, shew, ready, set up, demonstrate, put, effect, effectuate, install, rear, assemble, constitute, set, rig, build

    get rid of, abolish

  7. build, establish(verb)

    build or establish something abstract

    "build a reputation"

    demonstrate, ground, progress, install, construct, found, plant, base, set up, ramp up, instal, launch, build, prove, give, institute, build up, show, shew, lay down, make, work up, constitute

    abolish, get rid of

  8. establish, base, ground, found(verb)

    use as a basis for; found on

    "base a claim on some observation"

    demonstrate, ground, set up, install, strand, base, found, institute, instal, launch, build, prove, free-base, give, run aground, plant, shew, undercoat, lay down, prime, anchor, make, show, constitute

    get rid of, abolish

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. establish

    Confirm (Latin con, together, and firmus, firm) is to add firmness or give stability to. Both confirm and corroborate presuppose something already existing to which the confirmation or corroboration is added. Testimony is corroborated by concurrent testimony or by circumstances; confirmed by established facts. That which is thoroughly proved is said to be established; so is that which is official and has adequate power behind it; as, the established government; the established church. The continents are fixed. A treaty is ratified; an appointment confirmed. An act is sanctioned by any person or authority that passes upon it approvingly. A statement is substantiated; a report confirmed; a controversy settled; the decision of a lower court sustained by a higher. Just government should be upheld. The beneficent results of Christianity confirm our faith in it as a divine revelation.

    assure, confirm, corroborate, fix, prove, ratify, sanction, settle, strengthen, substantiate, sustain, uphold

    abrogate, annul, cancel, destroy, overthrow, shake, shatter, unsettle, upset, weaken

    Confirm a statement by testimony; confirm a person in a belief.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. establish

    plant, fir, settle, found, demonstrate, organize, confirm, institute, prove, substantiate

    suppliant, unsettle, break-up, disestablish, misstate, confute, refute upset, subvert, presume, suppose, guess, conjecture, surmise

Editors Contribution

  1. instate

    to form; to found; to institute; to set up

    Submitted by acronimous on June 24, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. establish(v. a.)

    fix, settle, plant, found, institute, constitute, organize, form

  2. establish(v. a.)

    confirm, ratify, sanction, approve

  3. establish(v. a.)

    prove, substantiate, verify, make good

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. establish(v)

    found, organize, institute, substantiate, verify, ratify

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How to use establish in a sentence?

  1. Samantha Power:

    We hope that we can make progress on a resolution to ensure that there is a mechanism that will not only establish chlorine use, but establish who carried out that use.

  2. United States:

    Missile Defense Review states that North Korea has yet to achieve the capability to credibly threaten the United States homeland. North Korea has not conducted enough tests to establish confidence in a reliable, working missile. But we have to assume that North Korea has a nuclear-armed ICBM that could strike the United States, even if the missile only have a 50 % chance of hitting a major United States city, that's enough to establish a modicum of deterrence.

  3. Elaine Weinstein:

    Unfortunately, the assistance we received from other elements of the U.S. Government was inconsistent and disappointing over the course of three and a half years, we hope that my husband's death and the others who have faced similar tragedies in recent months will finally prompt the U.S. Government to take its responsibilities seriously and establish a coordinated and consistent approach to supporting hostages and their families.

  4. Jeremy Hunt:

    I today urge the Hong Kong ... government to establish a robust, independent investigation into the violent scenes that we saw.

  5. Jose Baez:

    Hernandez strongly maintains his innocence, and I plan to establish that before a jury of his peers, we understand that numerous reports of our client's alleged activity have been published, but we ask the public to afford Mr. Hernandez the presumption of innocence and let the facts unfold in a court of law.

Translations for establish

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  • затвърждавам, утвърждавам, основавам, установявамBulgarian
  • establirCatalan, Valencian
  • gründen, eröffnen, etablieren, festsetzen, feststellen, niederlassen, herstellen, festlegen, einsetzen, begründenGerman
  • καθιερώνωGreek
  • establiEsperanto
  • establecer, nombrarSpanish
  • تاسيس كردنPersian
  • vahvistaa, nimittää, perustaa, osoittaa, vakiinnuttaaFinnish
  • établirFrench
  • stèidhichScottish Gaelic
  • establecerGalician
  • հաստատել, նշանակել, հիմնադրել, հիմնավորելArmenian
  • دامه‌زراندن, پێکهێنانKurdish
  • parākiri, whakaūMāori
  • oprichten, bevestigen, vaststellen, stichtenDutch
  • fastslå, etablereNorwegian
  • ustalić, ustanowić, wyznaczyć, założyćPolish
  • estabelecer, firmar, fundar, nomearPortuguese
  • stabiliRomanian
  • основывать, установить, учредить, учреждать, основать, устанавливатьRussian
  • etablera, grunda, motivera, grundlägaSwedish
  • yerleştirmek, tespit etmek, saptamak, yapmakTurkish

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