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establishment

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of establishment

  1. 1 a building, room, or suite of rooms occupied by a service business <one of the best dining establishments in the city> Synonyms place, joint, parlor, salonRelated Words spot, station; facility, installation; club, house; den, dive, hole

  2. 2 a commercial or industrial activity or organization <new business establishments sprang up all over in the postwar boom> Synonyms business, company, concern, enterprise, firm, house, interest, outfitRelated Words conglomerate, corporation, multinational; association, cartel, chain, combine, syndicate, trust; agency, dealer, outlet; microenterprise

  3. 3 a public organization with a particular purpose or function <the proposed change in pollution standards was opposed by environmental establishments across the board> Synonyms institution, foundation, instituteRelated Words body, collective, group; corporation, enterprise; charity, philanthropy; think tank

  4. 4 a structure that is designed and built for a particular purpose <the city boasts a host of outstanding medical establishments> Synonyms complex, facility, installationRelated Words building, edifice; institute, institution; business, company, concern, outfit





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