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English definition of “established”

established

adjective uk   /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃt/ us  

established adjective (ACCEPTED)

accepted or respected because of having existed for a long period 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 long time: an established artist/star The band doesn't make much money - it's just getting established.

established adjective (GROWING)

get/become established to start growing successfully somewhere: As the plants get established, they will need frequent watering.

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.
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