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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 of establish demonstrate, prove, show, substantiate Words Related to establish attest, authenticate, bear out, document, evidence, support, sustain, uphold; confirm, corroborate, justify, validate, verify Near Antonyms of establish confute, discredit, invalidate, rebut, refute Antonyms of establish 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 of establish demonstrate, document, prove, substantiate, validateWords Related to establish 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 of establish challenge, dispute, object; allege, assume, conjecture, guess, presume, surmise, suspectAntonyms of establish 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 of establish begin, constitute, found, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, launch, pioneer, plant, set up, startWords Related to establish 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 of establish abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off or out), wind up, wrap upAntonyms of establish close (down), phase out, shut (up)



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