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establish

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of establish

  1. 1 to gain full recognition or acceptance of <a first novel that established him as one of the most promising writers of his generation> Synonyms demonstrate, prove, show, substantiate Related Words attest, authenticate, bear out, document, evidence, support, sustain, uphold; confirm, corroborate, justify, validate, verify Near Antonyms confute, discredit, invalidate, rebut, refute Antonyms disprove

  2. 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> Synonyms demonstrate, document, prove, substantiate, validateRelated Words back (up), buttress, circumstantiate, corroborate; evidence, evince, record, support, uphold, witness; adduce, attest, authenticate, certify, identify; confirm, sustain, verify, vouch; clinch, nail, settle; confess, depose, testifyNear Antonyms challenge, dispute, object; allege, assume, conjecture, guess, presume, surmise, suspectAntonyms disprove, rebut, refute

  3. 3 to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of <established the first school for the education of Native Americans> Synonyms begin, constitute, found, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, plant, set up, startRelated Words author, father, originate; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), create, devise, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, produce, think (up); construct, put up; develop, enlarge, expand; endow, finance, fund, subsidize; arrange, organize, systematize, systemize; refound, reinitiate, reinstitute, relaunchNear Antonyms abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off or out), wind up, wrap upAntonyms close (down), phase out, shut (up)





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