established Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb set up or found
    found; establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  2. verb set up or lay the groundwork for
    constitute; found; plant; establish; institute.
    • establish a new department
  3. verb establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    shew; demonstrate; show; establish; prove.
    • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
    • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture
  4. verb institute, enact, or establish
    lay down; make; establish.
    • make laws
  5. verb bring about
    establish; give.
    • The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth
  6. verb place
    instal; establish; set up; install.
    • Her manager had set her up at the Ritz
  7. verb build or establish something abstract
    establish; build.
    • build a reputation
  8. verb use as a basis for; found on
    found; base; establish; ground.
    • base a claim on some observation
  9. adjective brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established
    • the established social order
    • distrust the constituted authority
    • a team established as a member of a major league
    • enjoyed his prestige as an established writer
    • an established precedent
    • the established Church
  10. adjective satellite settled securely and unconditionally
    effected; accomplished.
    • that smoking causes health problems is an accomplished fact
  11. adjective satellite conforming with accepted standards
    • a conventional view of the world
  12. adjective satellite shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt
    • the established facts in the case
  13. adjective satellite introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation