verb (used with object)
- established church,
Origin of establish
Examples from the Web for established
In response to the screen quota cut, South Korea established a “cinema tax” on the box office.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Target was established in 1962 by the Dayton brothers as a discount offshoot of their eponymous Twin Cities department store.
But she was less comfortable with it before she was an established name in fashion.
And in a big departure from established royal protocol, Prince George might even get a—gasp—present to open on Christmas Day.
Zaim Ali, a Peshmerga commander, said: “We have established a military plan to clear ISIS from all of areas.”Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While it was for this tribe that the agency at Fort Snelling was established, yet the Chippewas often frequented its headquarters.Old Fort Snelling|Marcus L. Hansen
In the last year of this period the pattern post was established.The Life of Sir Rowland Hill, Vol. II (of 2)|Rowland Hill
In the course of his work he established beyond question that the "nagana" and the tsetse-fly disease were identical.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
A school with this object was established in our Mission in 1845.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877|James Kennedy
Outposts were established, and flying columns dispersed any gatherings of malcontents that were reported.The Pacification of Burma|Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
verb (usually tr)
- to cause (a plant) to grow or (of a plant) to grow in a new placethe birch scrub has established over the past 25 years
- to become or cause to become a sapling or adult plant from a seedling
Word Origin for establish
late 14c., from Old French establiss-, present participle stem of establir (12c., Modern French établir) "cause to stand still, establish, stipulate, set up, erect, build," from Latin stabilire "make stable," from stabilis "stable" (see stable (adj.)).
For initial e-, see especial. Related: Established; establishing. An established church or religion is one sanctioned by the state.