verb (used with object)
Origin of establish
Synonyms for establish
Antonyms for establish
Examples from the Web for reestablished
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
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.