|1.||[ verb ] set up or found|
|Synonyms:||set_up launch found|
"She set up a literacy program"
|Related terms:||abolish open constitution foundation|
|2.||[ verb ] set up or lay the groundwork for|
|Synonyms:||institute found plant constitute|
"establish a new department"
|Related terms:||initiate appoint fix constitution initiation founder|
|3.||[ verb ] establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment|
|Synonyms:||prove show demonstrate shew|
"The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound" "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
|Related terms:||disprove confirm prove prove_oneself condemn negate stultify establishment|
|4.||[ verb ] establish the validity of something|
|Synonyms:||show prove demonstrate shew|
"This behavior shows his true nature"
|Related terms:||disprove confirm prove prove_oneself negate stultify stultify|
|5.||[ verb ] institute, enact, or establish|
|Related terms:||make set|
|6.||[ verb ] bring about|
"The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"
|Related terms:||make introduce pacify render|
|7.||[ verb ] place|
|Synonyms:||set_up instal install|
"Her manager had set her up at the Ritz"
|8.||[ verb ] build or establish something abstract|
"build a reputation"
|9.||[ verb ] use as a basis for; found on|
|Synonyms:||base found ground|
"base a claim on some observation"
|Related terms:||build basis foundation|