establish

[ ih-stab-lish ]
/ ɪˈstæb lɪʃ /

verb (used with object)

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Origin of establish

1325–75; Middle English establissen < Middle French establiss-, extended stem of establir < Latin stabilīre, akin to stabilis stable2

SYNONYMS FOR establish

1 form, organize. See fix.
3 verify, substantiate.
6 decree.

OTHER WORDS FROM establish

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British Dictionary definitions for reestablish

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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