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establish

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What life means to us is determined, not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life; not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.
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English

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to establish

Third person singular
establish

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to establish (third-person singular simple present establish, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make stable or firm; to confirm.
  2. (transitive) To form; to set up in business.
  3. (transitive) To found; to institute.
  4. (transitive) To appoint, as officers, laws, regulations, etc.; to enact; to ordain.
  5. (transitive) To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate.

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References

  • "establish" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

establish” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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