establish


establish

verb

Definition of ESTABLISH

1
to gain full recognition or acceptance of <a first novel that established him as one of the most promising writers of his generation>
Antonyms disprove
2
to show the existence or truth of by evidence <the developers haven't established that there's a need for another shopping center in town>
Antonyms disprove, rebut, refute
3
to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of <established the first school for the education of Native Americans>
Antonyms close (down), phase out, shut (up)

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