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1. establish

verb. ['ɪˈstæblɪʃ'] set up or found.

Synonyms

  • set up
  • start
  • begin
  • initiate
  • institute
  • form
  • found
  • create
  • inaugurate
  • organize
  • open
  • launch

Antonyms

  • abolish
  • unzip
  • unchain
  • dislodge

Etymology

  • establissen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Establish

  • establish
  • kalish
  • kulish

Example sentences of the word establish


1. Verb, base form
Boundaries establish that there are parts of your life where you hold the final authority.

Quotes containing the word establish


1. The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you're actually helping to make America stronger.
- Michelle Obama

2. I think romance is friendship and attraction sort of meeting together and that does influence what I'm writing a lot. I try to establish the attraction, obviously, but I also think it's important to show the characters having actual conversations about things other than their feelings for each other - and to develop their friendship on the page.
- Veronica Roth

3. Our only real hope for democracy is that we get the money out of politics entirely and establish a system of publicly funded elections.
- Noam Chomsky

2. establish

verb. ['ɪˈstæblɪʃ'] set up or lay the groundwork for.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • pioneer
  • constitute
  • name
  • institute
  • found
  • plant
  • initiate
  • nominate

Antonyms

  • hide
  • contraindicate
  • disappear
  • discontinue

Etymology

  • establissen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. establish

verb. ['ɪˈstæblɪʃ'] establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment.

Synonyms

  • negate
  • prove oneself
  • corroborate
  • affirm
  • contradict
  • stultify
  • support
  • shew
  • confirm
  • show
  • demonstrate
  • sustain
  • substantiate

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • affirm
  • strengthen
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • establissen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. establish

verb. ['ɪˈstæblɪʃ'] institute, enact, or establish.

Synonyms

  • make
  • lay down
  • create
  • mark

Antonyms

  • disclaim
  • forbid
  • disallow
  • boycott

Etymology

  • establissen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. establish

verb. ['ɪˈstæblɪʃ'] bring about.

Synonyms

  • yield
  • make
  • give
  • introduce
  • render
  • generate
  • create
  • return

Antonyms

  • disincarnate
  • unwire
  • unlock
  • unpin

Etymology

  • establissen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. establish

verb. ['ɪˈstæblɪʃ'] place.

Synonyms

  • install
  • instal

Antonyms

  • disapprove
  • take
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • establissen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. establish

verb. ['ɪˈstæblɪʃ'] use as a basis for; found on.

Synonyms

  • found
  • ground
  • build

Antonyms

  • validate
  • agree
  • admit
  • conform

Etymology

  • establissen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. establish

verb. ['ɪˈstæblɪʃ'] build or establish something abstract.

Synonyms

  • create
  • build

Antonyms

  • untie
  • unstaple
  • unbar

Etymology

  • establissen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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