establish

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Establish is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
establish

Third-person singular
establishes

Past tense
established

Past participle
established

Present participle
establishing

(transitive)

  1. If you establish something, you start it with the idea that it will last for a long time.
    A good doctor will not only care for each of the patients but will also be able to establish a good relationship with them.

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