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Synonyms for establish
ɪˈstæb lɪʃes·tab·lish

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  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 4 votes

  1. establish, set up, found, launchverb

    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, instituteverb

    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, shewverb

    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, makeverb

    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, giveverb

    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, establishverb


    "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, establishverb

    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, foundverb

    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

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  1. instate

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

    Submitted by acronimous on June 24, 2014  

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  1. establishverb

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

  2. establishverb

    confirm, ratify, sanction, approve

  3. establishverb

    prove, substantiate, verify, make good

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  1. establishverb

    found, organize, institute, substantiate, verify, ratify

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  1. James Madison:

    Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects

  2. Elon Musk:

    Mars is the next natural step. In fact, it’s the only planet we have a shot at establishing a self-sustaining city on, once we do establish such a city, there will be strong forcing function for the improvement of space flight technology that will then enable us to establish colonies elsewhere in the solar system and ultimately extend beyond our solar system.

  3. P. J. O'Rourke:

    The preamble to the Constitution states We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare... It doesn't say guarantee the general welfare. And it certainly doesn't say give welfare benefits to all the people in the country who aren't doing so well even if the reason they aren't doing so well is because they're sitting on their butts in front of the TV.

  4. George Orwell, 1984 Book 3, Chapter 3:

    Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.

  5. Wesley Anderson:

    I try to establish a rapport and establish the client's intentions for hypnosis.

Translations for establish

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  • основавам, утвърждавам, затвърждавам, установявамBulgarian
  • establirCatalan, Valencian
  • einsetzen, herstellen, festlegen, niederlassen, feststellen, festsetzen, etablieren, eröffnen, gründen, begründenGerman
  • καθιερώνωGreek
  • establiEsperanto
  • establecer, nombrarSpanish
  • تاسيس كردنPersian
  • osoittaa, perustaa, vakiinnuttaa, nimittää, vahvistaaFinnish
  • établirFrench
  • stèidhichScottish Gaelic
  • establecerGalician
  • հիմնադրել, նշանակել, հաստատել, հիմնավորելArmenian
  • دامه‌زراندن, پێکهێنانKurdish
  • parākiri, whakaūMāori
  • bevestigen, oprichten, stichten, vaststellenDutch
  • etablere, fastslåNorwegian
  • ustalić, ustanowić, wyznaczyć, założyćPolish
  • estabelecer, firmar, fundar, nomearPortuguese
  • stabiliRomanian
  • учреждать, устанавливать, основывать, основать, учредить, установитьRussian
  • grundläga, etablera, motivera, grundaSwedish
  • yapmak, saptamak, tespit etmek, yerleştirmekTurkish
  • встановитиUkrainian
  • thành lậpVietnamese

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