[ ih-stab-lisht ]
/ ɪˈstæb lɪʃt /
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founded, built, or brought into existence:The organization is getting ready to announce the first recipient of a newly established award recognizing outstanding service to the community.
settled or installed relatively permanently in a position, place, business, etc.:The resort is a long established vacation destination with a strong reputation for delivering high-quality personal service to their guests.
proven valid or true:Knowledge about the venom of the spider that bit her is sparse, and there is no established treatment for it.
accepted or recognized:More recent research, however, contradicts the established narrative.Experimental psychology is an established field with a long history of research involving humans.
brought about, appointed, enacted, or ordained:Requirements include being covered by a federally established health insurance, such as Medicare or Medicaid.
the simple past tense and past participle of establish.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of established

OTHER WORDS FROM established

qua·si-es·tab·lished, adjective
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