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establish

[ ih-stab-lish ]
/ ɪˈstæb lɪʃ /
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verb (used with object)

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Origin of establish

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English establissen, establishen, from Middle French establiss-, extended stem of establir, from Latin stabilīre, derivative of stabilis stable2

synonym study for establish

1. See fix.

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British Dictionary definitions for establish

establish
/ (ɪˈstæblɪʃ) /

verb (usually tr)

Derived forms of establish

establisher, noun

Word Origin for establish

C14: from Old French establir, from Latin stabilīre to make firm, from stabilis stable ²
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