Synonyms for (verb) establish

Synonyms: shew, show, prove, demonstrate, establish

Definition: establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

Usage: The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound; The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

Similar words: affirm, substantiate, support, sustain, corroborate, confirm

Definition: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

Usage: his story confirmed my doubts; The evidence supports the defendant


Synonyms: establish, make, lay down

Definition: institute, enact, or establish

Usage: make laws

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: plant, establish, found, constitute, institute

Definition: set up or lay the groundwork for

Usage: establish a new department

Similar words: initiate, pioneer

Definition: take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

Usage: This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants


Synonyms: establish, give

Definition: bring about

Usage: The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: establish, build

Definition: build or establish something abstract

Usage: build a reputation

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: found, establish, launch, set up

Definition: set up or found

Usage: She set up a literacy program

Similar words: open, open up

Definition: start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning

Usage: open a business