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"established" in British English

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establishedadjective

uk   us   /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃt/

established adjective (ACCEPTED)

accepted or ​respected because of having ​existed for a ​longperiod of ​time: There are established ​procedures for ​dealing with ​emergencies. an established ​firm/​brand

established adjective (WELL KNOWN)

used for ​describing someone who is ​known for doing a ​job well, because they have been doing it for a ​longtime: an established ​artist/​star The ​band doesn't make much ​money - it's just getting established.

established adjective (GROWING)

get/become established to ​startgrowingsuccessfullysomewhere: As the ​plants get established, they will need ​frequentwatering.

established adjective (OFFICIAL)

used for ​describing a Church or ​religion that is the ​official one of a ​country: The Methodists ​broke away from the established Church.
(Definition of established from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"established" in American English

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establishedadjective

 us   /ɪˈstæb·lɪʃt/
generallyaccepted or ​familiar, esp. because of having a ​longhistory: an established ​procedure
(Definition of established from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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