verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for establishing
Lennon casually told some DC friends about it and found there was local interest in establishing Dinner Parties.
These online communities are establishing familial bonds between strangers.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Pulling them together is not about establishing a team of rivals, but a team of enemies.
Dodge has also had something like 20 museum shows and is intent on establishing a museum that would also show his 225 posters.Pryor Dodge's Two-Wheeled Obsession Is Now a Museum of Bike History|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Soon it became clear that establishing a Caliphate was their objective.
Even then it simply corrected some of the abuses of the old system, by establishing what was called “Master of the Postes.”Foot-prints of a letter carrier|James Rees
As for the Spanish inquisition, there was not, and there never had been, any intention of establishing it in the Netherlands.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84|John Lothrop Motley
The surest way of establishing peace on earth was to make the way of the peacebreaker too hard for rulers to tread.The Annual Register 1914|Anonymous
My meeting did good in giving me the idea of establishing a succession of alibis.The Sixth Sense|Stephen McKenna
If man were living wholly a life of instinct, he might trust instinct as a guide in establishing his family.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
British Dictionary definitions for establishing
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