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establish

verb [T]  us   /ɪˈstæb·lɪʃ/

establish verb [T] (START)

to start something that will last for a long time, or to create or set something in a particular way: He helped to establish the University of California at Berkeley. Once we establish the price, we can begin to market the product.

establish verb [T] (ACCEPT)

to cause someone or something to be accepted generally: She’s established herself as a leading authority on urban problems.

establish verb [T] (PROVE)

to prove something or show the state of something, esp. by collecting facts or information about it: The coroner has not yet established the cause of death. [+ question word] We’re trying to establish what happened here.
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