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English verb: establish

1. establish (social) set up or found


SamplesShe set up a literacy program.


Synonymsfound, launch, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)open, open up


Antonymsabolish, get rid of

2. establish (creation) set up or lay the groundwork for


SamplesEstablish a new department.


Synonymsconstitute, found, institute, plant


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)initiate, pioneer


Narrower (hyponym)appoint, constitute, fix, name, nominate

3. establish (cognition) establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment


SamplesThe experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound.
The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture.


Synonymsdemonstrate, prove, shew, show


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain


Narrower (hyponym)contradict, negate, prove, prove oneself, stultify


Antonymsconfute, disprove

4. establish (cognition) institute, enact, or establish


SamplesMake laws.


Synonymslay down, make


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)mark, set

5. establish (creation) bring about


SamplesThe trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth.


Synonymsgive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)introduce, pacify


Verb groupgenerate, give, render, return, yield

6. establish (contact) place


SamplesHer manager had set her up at the Ritz.


Synonymsinstal, install, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

7. establish (creation) build or establish something abstract


SamplesBuild a reputation.


Synonymsbuild


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make

8. establish (cognition) use as a basis for; found on


SamplesBase a claim on some observation.


Synonymsbase, found, ground


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Narrower (hyponym)build









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