• To make stable or firm; to confirm.
  • To form; to found; to institute; to set up in business.
  • To appoint or adopt, as officers, laws, regulations, guidelines, etc.; to enact; to ordain.
  • To prove and cause to be accepted as true; to establish a fact; to demonstrate.


  • From Middle English establissen, from Old French, stem of some of the conjugated forms of establir, (Modern French ├ętablir), from Latin stabilio, from stabilis.

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