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establish

verb (ACCEPT)    /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ/
C1 [T] to cause something to be accepted in or familiar with a place , position , etc.: His reputation for carelessness was established long before the latest problems arose . He's established himself as a dependable source of information . After three months we were well established in/at our new house /new jobs .Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval establish yourself C1 formal to be in a successful position over a long period of time : He has established himself as the leading candidate in the election .Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of establish verb (ACCEPT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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