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establish (render)

Definition:

to bring about

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

established

Present participle:

establishing

3rd-person singular present:

establishes

Type of:

make

Similar to:

render

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

introduce | pacify

Usage example:

This illusion establishes depth.

Synonyms:

gie [Scotland] | give

Etymology:

Old French establiss-, present participle stem of establir (12th century,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of establish...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

establish | validate [synonym, sense-specific] | establisher [noun, derived]

to make secure or permanent in a certain place, condition, job, etc, | to create or set up (an organization, etc) on or as if on a permanent basis | ... (28 of 654 words, 10 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

establish | prove [synonym, sense-specific] | settle [synonym, sense-specific] | found [synonym, sense-specific] | effect [synonym, sense-specific] | demonstrate [synonym, sense-specific] | show [synonym, sense-specific] | substantiate [synonym, sense-specific] | disprove [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

to institute (as a law) permanently by enactment or agreement | [obsolete] "settle" [sense-specific] | to make firm or stable ; to introduce and cause ... (23 of 298 words, 7 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/establish

Macmillan British Dictionary:

establish [transitive] | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present]

to make something start to exist or start to happen ; to start an organization or company | to discover, prove, or decide that something is true | to ... (27 of 204 words, 4 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/establish

Oxford Dictionary:

establish | establisher [derived]

set up on a firm or permanent basis | initiate or bring about (contact or communication) | achieve permanent acceptance or recognition for | introduce ... (22 of 186 words, 6 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/establish

Wikipedia:

Establishment [disambiguation]

may refer to: Establishment (Pakistan), Pakistan's military-civil oligarchy | The Establishment, the dominant group or elite holding effective power or authority in a society | The Establishment (club), an English satire club of the 1960s | The ... (34 of 147 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Establishment

New World Dictionary:

establish | establisher [noun, related]

to make stable; make firm; settle | to order, ordain, or enact (a law, statute, etc.) permanently | to set up (a government, nation, business, etc.); ... (24 of 133 words, 9 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

establish

to found, institute, build, or bring into being on a firm or stable basis. | to install or settle in a position, place, business, etc.. | to show to ... (27 of 130 words, 8 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/establish

American Heritage Dictionary:

establish | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present] | stablishes [archaic, 3rd-person singular present] | establisher [noun, related]

To set up; found. See Synonyms at found1. | To bring about; generate | To place or settle in a secure position or condition; install | To ... (24 of 118 words, 8 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

establish [entry 1] | established [adjective, derived]

to start a company or organization that will continue for a long time (13 of 40 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/establish 1

establish [entry 2] | establish yourself | established [adjective, derived]

to cause to be accepted in or familiar with a place, position, etc | "establish yourself ": [formal] to be in a successful position over a long period ... (27 of 78 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/establish 2

establish [entry 3, formal]

to discover or get proof of something (7 of 49 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/establish 3

Wiktionary:

establish | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present] | stablishes [archaic, 3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] To make stable or firm; to confirm. | [transitive] To form; to found; to institute; to set up in business. | [transitive] To appoint, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain. | [transitive] To prove and cause to be... (39 of 65 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/establish

Encarta Dictionary:

establish | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present]

to start or set up something that is intended to continue or be permanent | to place something securely and permanently in a position, situation, or ... (25 of 186 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609189​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

establish

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French establiss-, present participle stem of establir (12th century, Mod.French ├ętablir) "cause to stand still, establish, ... (20 of 41 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

establish | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English establissen, Old French establiss-, stem of some of the conjugated forms of establir, (Modern French ├ętablir), from Latin stabiliō, from stabilis ("firm, steady, stable").

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Oxford Dictionary:

establish

Origin: late Middle English (recorded earlier as stablish): from Old French establiss-, lengthened stem of establir, from Latin ... (17 of 24 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/establish

American Heritage Dictionary:

establish | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English establishen, from Old French establir, establiss-, from Latin stabilīre, from stabilis, firm; see stā- in Indo-European roots.

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Merriam-Webster:

establish

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English establissen, from Anglo-French establiss-, stem of establir, from Latin stabilire, from stabilis stable

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New World Dictionary:

establish

Origin: Middle English establissen from extended stem of Old French establir from Latin stabilire from stabilis, "stable"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/establish

Collins Dictionary:

establish

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French establir, from Latin stabilīre to make firm, from stabilisstable2

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/establish

Encarta Dictionary:

establish | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old French establiss-, stem of establir from Latin stabilire "make stable" from stabilis "stable"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609189​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

establish | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "establish"

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Collins Dictionary:

establish

Audio: British English pronunciation of "establish"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/establish

Macmillan British Dictionary:

establish [transitive] | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "establish"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

establish [transitive] | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "establish"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/establish

Cambridge Dictionary:

establish [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "establish"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "establish"

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the Free Dictionary:

establish

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "establish"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "establish"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "establish" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

establish | established [past tense] | establishing [present participle] | establishes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "establish"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

establish

Audio: North American pronunciation of "establish"

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YourDictionary Audio:

establish

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "establish" by speech synthesizer

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