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Old English establissen, Old French establir, French établir, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] stabilire, from stabilis firm, steady, stable.
Third person singular
- (transitive) To make stable or firm; to confirm.
- (transitive) To form; to set up in business.
- (transitive) To found; to institute.
- (transitive) To appoint, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain.
- (transitive) To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate.
- 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Genesis 6:18
- But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
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- "establish" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
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