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Overview of verb establish

The verb establish has 8 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (50) establish, set up, found, launch

(set up or found; "She set up a literacy program")

2. (28) establish, found, plant, constitute, institute

(set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department")

3. (23) prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew

(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")

4. (15) lay down, establish, make

(institute, enact, or establish; "make laws")

5. (6) establish, give

(bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth")

6. (2) install, instal, set up, establish

(place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz")

7. (1) build, establish

(build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation")

8. (1) establish, base, ground, found

(use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation")


Overview of adj established

The adj established has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (7) established, constituted

(brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established; "the established social order"; "distrust the constituted authority"; "a team established as a member of a major league"; "enjoyed his prestige as an established writer"; "an established precedent"; "the established Church")

2. (1) accomplished, effected, established

(settled securely and unconditionally; "that smoking causes health problems is an accomplished fact")

3. (1) conventional, established

(conforming with accepted standards; "a conventional view of the world")

4. established

(shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt; "the established facts in the case")

5. established, naturalized

(introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation)

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