verb (used with object)
Origin of establish
Synonyms for establish
Antonyms for establish
Examples from the Web for reestablish
Contemporary Examples of reestablish
Third, Democrats and Republicans need to reestablish the authority of Congress.George W. Bush’s Puzzling WMD Coverup
Rick Santorum, Pete Hoekstra
October 27, 2014
“We are grateful for the opportunity that Andrew gave us to reestablish Helmut Lang,” the two said about CEO Andrew Rosen.Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Take on the Oscars; Giorgio Armani Is Unhappy With Anna Wintour
The Fashion Beast Team
February 25, 2014
Palestinians say that armed Jewish settlers have been trickling back to try and reestablish a permanent presence there.Joe Biden to Give Keynote Address at JStreet Conference
September 20, 2013
After more than two years of unrest, most Egyptians just want to reestablish a sense of security.Egypt’s Arms Race
August 23, 2013
But what they discover is a place with very little to offer to help them reestablish their lives.Rebuilding Kismayo After Al-Shabab
December 9, 2012
Historical Examples of reestablish
Hayes was determined to reestablish it on its constitutional foundations.
That is the form of division they are trying to reestablish now.Susy, A Story of the Plains
He might, indeed, reestablish the ancient constitution of the realm.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
He made a desperate effort to reestablish ordinary relations.The Devil's Paw
E. Phillips Oppenheim
He has overthrown thrones in Italy, he can reestablish the throne in France.Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times
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.