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|es·tab·lish (-stblsh)|tr.v. es·tab·lished
To set up; found. See Synonyms at found1
b. To bring about; generate: establish goodwill in the neighborhood.
a. To place or settle in a secure position or condition; install: They established me in my own business.
b. To make firm or secure.
3. To cause to be recognized and accepted: a discovery that established his reputation.
4. To introduce and put (a law, for example) into force.
5. To prove the validity or truth of: The defense attorneys established the innocence of the accused.
6. To make a state institution of (a church).
[Middle English establishen
, from Old French establir, establiss-
, from Latin stabilre
, from stabilis
; see st-
in Indo-European roots.]