verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for establish
He recently reestablished contact with Allen and is currently enjoying a renewed relationship with him and Soon-Yi.
In 1913, Matisse returned from Morocco and reestablished himself in Pairs.
Since his failed 1980 race, Kennedy had reestablished himself as a power in the Senate.
With the confessor, the tumult ceased, and silence was reestablished; everyone conjectured and wondered—the king was confessing.Chicot the Jester|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
When he returned, the line of communication was reestablished, and Juan Alvarado was dead.The Night-Born|Jack London
Finally, the board rejected demands that the color line be reestablished in officers' messes and enlisted recreational facilities.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965|Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
They begin to get back to fundamentals and to seek means of becoming so reestablished as to avoid future cataclysms.A Living from the Land|William B. Duryee
She waited until the storm had subsided, until the old calm routine was reestablished.The Real Adventure|Henry Kitchell Webster
British Dictionary definitions for establish
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