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English definition of “establish”

establish

verb (START)    /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ/
B2 [T often passive] to start a company or organization that will continue for a long time: The brewery was established in 1822. These methods of working were established in the last century.Starting, succeeding and failing in business C1 [T often passive] to start having a relationship with, or communicating with another person, company, country, or organization: There is a strong need to establish effective communication links between staff, parents, pupils, and external bodies.
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