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Adjective: established  i'sta-blisht
  1. Brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established
    "the established social order"; "a team established as a member of a major league"; "enjoyed his prestige as an established writer"; "an established precedent"; "the established Church";
    - constituted
     
  2. Settled securely and unconditionally
    "that smoking causes health problems is an established fact";
    - accomplished, effected
     
  3. Conforming with accepted standards
    - conventional
     
  4. Shown to be valid beyond reasonable doubt
    "the established facts in the case"
     
  5. Introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation
    - naturalized, naturalised [Brit]
Verb: establish  i'sta-blish
  1. Start an new organization or institution
    - set up, found, launch
     
  2. Set up or lay the groundwork for
    "establish a new department";
    - found, plant, constitute, institute
     
  3. Make clear the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    "The experiment established the instability of the compound";
    - prove, demonstrate, show, shew [Brit, archaic]
     
  4. Institute, enact; formally write
    "establish laws";
    - lay down, make
     
  5. Bring about
    "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth";
    - give
     
  6. Place
    - install, instal, set up
     
  7. Build or create something abstract
    "establish a reputation";
    - build
     
  8. Use as a basis for; found on
    "establish a claim on some observation";
    - base, ground, found

See also: deep-rooted, deep-seated, entrenched, foreign, grooved, implanted, ingrained, legitimate, official, orthodox, planted, proved, proven, recognised [Brit], recognized, self-constituted, self-established, settled, strange, well-grooved

Type of: affirm, confirm, corroborate, create, initiate, make, open, open up, pioneer, substantiate, support, sustain

Antonym: abolish, unestablished

Encyclopedia: Established

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