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establish verb

1 start/create sth

VERB + ESTABLISH attempt to, seek to, try to trying to establish links with local schools | help (to), help sb (to) | agree to The two countries agreed to establish full diplomatic relations. | be able to | be important to

PHRASES an attempt/effort to establish sth, newly/recently established He was appointed to the newly established Department of the Environment.

2 make sth known and accepted

ADV. firmly, securely His position in the organization is now firmly established.

VERB + ESTABLISH attempt to, seek to, try to | help (to), help sb (to) The exhibition helped her establish herself as an artist.

PREP. as He has now established his reputation as a popular musician.

PHRASES become/get established The festival has become established as one of the town's annual events.

3 make certain of sth

ADV. conclusively, definitely | empirically

VERB + ESTABLISH attempt to, seek to, try to Police are still trying to establish the identity of the dead man. | help (to) | be able to | be possible to | be difficult to | be important to

PHRASES an attempt/effort to establish sth