establishverbuk /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ/ us /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ/
establish verb (START)
- When the college was established in 1546, it inherited a hall from each of three antecedent institutions.
- The two brothers established a clothes retailing business.
- An international medical conference was established for the interchange of new ideas and approaches.
- An aid programme was established to oil the wheels of economic reform in the region.
- Grants will be given to establish centres of excellence in this field of research.
establish verb (ACCEPT)
- She hit the ball so hard that her opponent had no chance to establish any rhythm in her game.
- Once she became a prosecutor, she quickly established herself as a masterful trial lawyer.
- World Music is now well established and popular with mass audiences and mainstream companies.
- They preach the abolition of established systems but propose nothing to replace them.
- Recent evidence has tended to contradict established theories on this subject.
establish verb (DISCOVER)
- The prosecution has to establish his guilt beyond (reasonable) doubt/ beyond a (reasonable) doubt.
- It's often difficult to establish who the guilty party is following a road accident.
- The police are still trying to establish the cause of the fire.
- There are tests which can establish a baby's genetic endowment.
- Scientists have established the relationship between lung cancer and smoking.