Adjective "establishing" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Set up on a firm or permanent basis.
  1. 'It will be the first licensed international brokerage firm to be established in Abu Dhabi.'
  2. 'Beatrice, a former director of a market research company, had just established her own firm.'
  3. 'When a firm chooses to establish a subsidiary, internal as well as external conditions are taken into account.'
  4. 'Air quality guidelines are established to protect public health.'
  5. 'Kibbutz communities initially were established as part of the pioneer movement to bring Jews from around the world to Israel.'
  6. 'We've had a marvellous few days and the family ties have been firmly established now.'
  7. 'In 1960 Robert Best established the firm in London, and it is now run by his son Patrick.'
  8. 'He said it was important to establish efficient communications systems between the islands.'
  9. 'He left the security of permanent employment to establish a sports centre in Melbourne.'
  10. 'The museum was established for a particular purpose… design.'
  11. 'The core purpose of the program is to establish connections and communication between the participating schools.'
  12. 'Most important was to establish contact with the audience and not to lose it.'
  13. 'Contact has been established with a guest player.'
  14. 'However, contact has been established with a number of key officials.'
  15. 'He called on non-government organisations to establish contact with the families of the infected children and find a way to help them.'
  16. 'Contacts have already been established with farming organizations in the county.'
  17. 'Subsequently, I visited each community to establish personal contact with the deaf people and their families.'
  18. 'But once contact had been established, the information given was both speedy and accurate.'
  19. 'The British Government is already beginning to establish contacts with the organization.'
Achieve permanent acceptance or recognition for.
  1. 'he had established himself as a film star'
  2. 'Boll, who established himself as one of the foremost writers of his generation, was born in Cologne in 1917.'
  3. 'It's not taken him long to establish himself as a firm favourite with Salford Reds supporters.'
  4. 'Since joining Dale in July 1999, Atkinson has played more than 50 first-team games - establishing himself as a firm crowd favourite.'
  5. 'They rapidly established themselves as one of the few bands outside Louisiana who can capture the unmistakable but elusive sound of Cajun music.'
  6. 'The company quickly established a strong reputation and has won numerous national and international awards for its wines.'
  7. 'While dinner etiquette was never formal, a firm routine had been established for following dinner.'
  8. 'The group's cheerleaders claim this will establish the firm as one of Britain's most financially successful e-tailers.'
  9. 'He has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time.'
  10. 'He has been with us for two years and has established himself as a much-loved figure.'
  11. 'With no formal training but packed pockets of passion and enthusiasm, Lee has established himself as an award winning restaurateur to be reckoned with.'
  12. 'Once the premise has been established, the film allows Johnston to revisit four women and catch a sobering glimpse of the different lives he might have led.'
  13. 'The film works overtime in establishing its setting during the Spanish Civil War, and attempts to turn most of the events in the film into allegorical episodes.'
  14. 'At its best, the unobtrusive digital camera allows directors to quickly establish intimacy in character-driven films.'
  15. '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.'
  16. 'Nor does he establish the environments and locations enough to aid the sympathetic process for the viewer.'
  17. 'I’m currently working on a script, and I want to have an establishing shot of the exterior of a Chinese restaurant.'
Show (something) to be true or certain by determining the facts.
  1. 'The source of these huge amounts of iron has not yet been established with certainty.'
  2. 'Research has firmly established the link between social function and pathological outcomes.'
  3. 'They established to their satisfaction that sheep were able to recognise humans they had become familiar with.'
  4. 'One should initially establish who is liable for the tax.'
  5. 'We must now establish who bought the estate and who lived on it through the years till 1700.'
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. 'You now leave him with his trump winner, and establish clubs.'

More definitions

1. to found, institute, build, or bring into being on a firm or stable basis: to establish a university; to establish a medical practice.

2. to install or settle in a position, place, business, etc.: to establish one's child in business.

3. to show to be valid or true; prove: to establish the facts of the matter.

4. to cause to be accepted or recognized: to establish a custom; She established herself as a leading surgeon.

5. to bring about permanently: to

More examples(as adjective)

"ties can be establishing."

"relations can be establishing."

"links can be establishing."

"governments can be establishing."

"zones can be establishing."

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(establish)Late Middle English (recorded earlier as stablish): from Old French establiss-, lengthened stem of establir, from Latin stabilire ‘make firm’, from stabilis (adjective) ‘stable’.