Definition Of establish


achieve permanent acceptance or recognition for.

the principle of the supremacy of national parliaments needs to be firmly established

ensure that one's remaining cards in (a suit) will be winners (if not trumped) by playing off the high cards in that suit.

You now leave him with his trump winner, and establish clubs.

set up (an organization, system, or set of rules) on a firm or permanent basis.

the British established a rich trade with Portugal

show (something) to be true or certain by determining the facts.

the police established that the two passports were forgeries

Example Of establish

  • establish the location with a wide shot

  • establish what happened

  • As Tavernier himself points out in one of the extra feature interviews on the DVD, Clouzot is able to establish each character's background and class in a few moments of screen time.

  • At its best, the unobtrusive digital camera allows directors to quickly establish intimacy in character-driven films.

  • care must be taken to establish the facts

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