English dictionary

establish meaning and definition


Definition of establish (verb)

  1. set up or found
  2. set up or lay the groundwork for
  3. 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"
    • synonyms: demonstrate, prove, shew, show
    • antonym: confute
  4. institute, enact, or establish
  5. bring about
    • "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
    • synonyms: give
  6. place
  7. build or establish something abstract
    • "build a reputation"
    • synonyms: build
  8. use as a basis for; found on
Source: Princeton University Wordnet