1. [ verb ] set up or found
Synonyms: set_up launch found

"She set up a literacy program"

Related terms: abolish open constitution foundation
2. [ verb ] set up or lay the groundwork for
Synonyms: institute found plant constitute

"establish a new department"

Related terms: initiate appoint fix constitution initiation founder
3. [ verb ] establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
Synonyms: prove show demonstrate shew

"The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound" "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"

Related terms: disprove confirm prove prove_oneself condemn negate stultify establishment
4. [ verb ] establish the validity of something
Synonyms: show prove demonstrate shew

"This behavior shows his true nature"

Related terms: disprove confirm prove prove_oneself negate stultify stultify
5. [ verb ] institute, enact, or establish
Synonyms: lay_down make

"make laws"

Related terms: make set
6. [ verb ] bring about
Synonyms: give

"The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"

Related terms: make introduce pacify render
7. [ verb ] place
Synonyms: set_up instal install

"Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"

Related terms: facility
8. [ verb ] build or establish something abstract
Synonyms: build

"build a reputation"

Related terms: make
9. [ verb ] use as a basis for; found on
Synonyms: base found ground

"base a claim on some observation"

Related terms: build basis foundation
Similar spelling:   established