pre·​es·​tab·​lish ˌprē-i-ˈsta-blish How to pronounce preestablish (audio)
variants or pre-establish
preestablished or pre-established; preestablishing or pre-establishing

transitive verb

: to establish in advance
preestablish emergency procedures
preestablished adjective
or pre-established
met at a preestablished time
a set of preestablished rules/criteria

Examples of preestablish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Almodovar says, the two didn’t preestablish what rhythm the editing would take. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 28 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1643, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preestablish was in 1643

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Cite this Entry

“Preestablish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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