establish
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establish(
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stah
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blihsh
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to set up an organization, system, rules)
a. establecer
His family established its first restaurant in 1987.Su familia estableció su primer restaurante en 1987.
St. Ignatius of Loyola established the Society of Jesus.San Ignacio de Loyola estableció la Compañía de Jesús.
b. fundar
Florence Nightingale established modern nursing.Florence Nightingale fundó la enfermería moderna.
c. instituir
The Church established the social justice fund in 1964.La Iglesia instituyó el fondo de justicia social en 1964.
d. crear
The neighbors established a social committee.Los vecinos crearon un comité social.
2. (legal)
a. establecer
The developer established a precedent of paying only 30% of the applicable dues.El desarrollador estableció el precedente de pagar solo el 30% de los derechos aplicables.
b. sentar
The court established this doctrine in the Marbury v. Madison case of 1803.La corte sentó esta doctrina en el caso de Marbury contra Madison de 1803.
3. (to cause people to accept authority)
a. afirmar
The sheriff established his authority.El alguacil afirmó su autoridad.
4. (to gain a reputation)
a. ganarse
Tony established his reputation as a leader in high school.Tony se ganó la reputación de líder en la escuela preparatoria.
5. (to prove)
a. determinar
The police established that the suspect was present at the time of the robbery.La policía determinó que el sospechoso estaba presente en el momento del robo.
b. demostrar
Lucy has several witnesses that can establish her innocence.Lucy tiene varios testigos que pueden demostrar su inocencia.
6. (to ascertain)
a. determinar
We need to establish which rule applies in this situation.Tenemos que determinar qué regla se aplica en esta situación.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to set oneself up)
a. establecerse
Jacob established himself as a doctor in Ohio.Jacob se estableció como médico en Ohio.
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establish
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (set up)
a. establecer
to establish oneself in businessestablecerse en el mundo de los negocios
to establish a reputationcrearse or labrarse una reputación
they established their right to voteestablecieron su derecho al voto
the film established her as an important directorla película la consagró como una gran directora
2. (prove; fact, sb's innocence)
a. determinar
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establish [ɪsˈtæblɪʃ]
transitive verb
1 (set up) [+business, state, committee] establecer; fundar; [+custom, rule, peace, order] establecer; [+precedent] establecer; sentar; [+relations] establecer; entablar; [+power, authority] afirmar; [+reputation] ganarse
to establish sb in a business poner un negocio a algn; the book established him as a writer el libro lo consagró como escritor; to establish o.s. establecerse; consolidarse
2 (prove) [+fact, rights] comprobar; demostrar; [+identity] verificar; [+sb's innocence] probar; demostrar
we have established that ... hemos comprobado que ...
3 (find out, discover) averiguar; [+date] determinar
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