From Middle English establissen, borrowed from Old French establiss-, stem of some of the conjugated forms of establir, (Modern French établir), from Latin stabiliō, stabilīre, from stabilis (“firm, steady, stable”).
- (transitive) To make stable or firm; to confirm.
- (transitive) To form; to found; to institute; to set up in business.
- (transitive) To appoint or adopt, as officers, laws, regulations, guidelines, etc.; to enact; to ordain.
- 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 4, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
- By some paradoxical evolution rancour and intolerance have been established in the vanguard of primitive Christianity. Mrs. Spoker, in common with many of the stricter disciples of righteousness, was as inclement in demeanour as she was cadaverous in aspect.
- (transitive) To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate.
To make stable or firm; to confirm
To form; to set up in business
To found; to institute
To appoint, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain
To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate
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