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establish 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/iˈstabliSH/,
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established, past participle; establishing, present participle; establishes, 3rd person singular present; established, past tense;
  1. Set up (an organization, system, or set of rules) on a firm or permanent basis
    • - the British established a rich trade with Portugal
  2. Initiate or bring about (contact or communication)
    • - the two countries established diplomatic relations
  3. Achieve permanent acceptance for (a custom, belief, practice, or institution)
    • - the principle of the supremacy of national parliaments needs to be firmly established
  4. Achieve recognition or acceptance for (someone) in a particular capacity
    • - he had established himself as a film star
  5. (of a plant) Take root and grow

  6. Introduce (a character, set, or location) into a film or play and allow its identification
    • - establish the location with a wide shot
  7. Show (something) to be true or certain by determining the facts
    • - the police established that the two passports were forgeries
  8. Ensure that one's remaining cards in (a suit) will be winners (if not trumped) by playing off the high cards in that suit


  1. set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
  2. set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
  3. prove: establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
  4. lay down: institute, enact, or establish; "make laws"
  5. bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
  6. install: place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
  7. (Establishment (church)) A state religion (also called an official religion, established church or state church) is a religious body or creed officially endorsed by the state. Practically, a state without a state religion is called a secular state. ...
  8. (Establishment (Pakistan)) Establishment is a term used commonly by Pakistani analysts and also by political scholars around the world for the Military dominant oligarchy in Pakistan. ...
  9. (The establishment) The Establishment is a term used to refer to the dominant group or elite holding the effective power or authority in an organization, society, or field of endeavour, in particular when viewed as being opposed to change. ...
  10. (The Establishment (club)) The Establishment was a London nightclub which opened in October 1961, at 18 Greek Street, Soho and was famous in retrospect for satire although actually more notable at the time for jazz and other events. ...
  11. (The Establishment (comic book)) The Establishment is a super hero group that was operated by the British government within the Wildstorm Universe. The comic of the same name was published by WildStorm Productions and ran from 2001 - 2002. ...
  12. To make stable or firm; to confirm; To form; to found; to institute; to set up in business; To appoint, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain; To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate
  13. (Established) the state of a plant when it is adjusted to the site and thriving.
  14. (ESTABLISHED) represents that the port is ready to receive/send data from/to the remote TCP. (set by TCP clients and servers)
  15. (Established) 1914 - First Lit : March 4, 1919
  16. (Established) Brought into service, placed in position.
  17. (Established) To place an authorized aid to navigation in operation for the first time.
  18. (Established) When a plants roots have become firmly rooted and the plant begins to show new growth.
  19. (established) accepted by the majority of the population.
  20. (established) to give (a church) the status of a national institution
  21. An established plant is one that is firmly rooted and is producing a good growth of leaves. But remember that an established container plant, such as one you buy from a nursery, must have time to reestablish itself after you transplant it.
  22. (Establishing) Wide shot, usually from a distance, showing much of the location. Sets up location, especially at the beginning of the movie. Extreme Close-up (ECU) The subject is much larger than the frame. Provides more detail than a close-up. ...
  23. (establishment) smallest operating entity producing a homogenous set of goods and services and is capable of reporting full range of production account variables to calculate "value added."
  24. (Establishment) the manipulation of the physical, chemical, or biological characteristics present to develop a wetland that did not previously exist on an upland or deepwater site. Establishment results in a gain in wetland acres.
  25. (Establishment (of species)) The process of a species in a new habitat reproducing at a level sufficient to ensure continued survival without infusion of new genetic material from outside the system.