1. set up or found

Similar word(s): found, launch

Definition categories: social, open

2. set up or lay the groundwork for

- establish a new department

Similar word(s): constitute, found, institute, plant

Definition categories: creation, initiate, pioneer

3. establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

Similar word(s): demonstrate, prove, shew, show

Definition categories: cognition, affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain

4. institute, enact, or establish

Similar word(s): make

Definition categories: cognition, create, make

5. bring about

- The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth

Similar word(s): give

Definition categories: creation, create, make

6. place

Similar word(s): instal, install

Definition categories: contact

7. build or establish something abstract

Similar word(s): build

Definition categories: creation, create, make

8. use as a basis for; found on

Similar word(s): base, found, ground

Definition categories: cognition