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establish -- as in: establish the company as a leader
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as in: establish the company as a leader Define
cause long-term acceptance, reputation, or success
  • She got a job with an established firm.
  • "As used in line 24, "rule" most nearly refers to an "established habit".
  • We want to establish our company as a leader in the industry.
  • The process by which this happens is now well established.

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  • The rule is so well-established, it is no longer an open to reasonable legal dispute.
  • They knew, these excellent old persons, that, by all established rule—and, as regarded some of them, weighed by their own lack of efficiency for business—they ought to have given place to younger men, more orthodox in politics, and altogether fitter than themselves to serve our common Uncle.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • "Old established firm," he volunteered.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Though Jonas had only become a Five the year that they acquired Lily and learned her name, he remembered the excitement, the conversations at home, wondering about her: how she would look, who she would be, how she would fit into their established family unit.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • The whisper that my master was my father, may or may not be true; and, true or false, it is of but little consequence to my purpose whilst the fact remains, in all its glaring odiousness, that slaveholders have ordained, and by law established, that the children of slave women shall in all cases follow the condition of their mothers;
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • This, of course, was unfair; but Jurgis felt that these men were out of touch with the life they discussed, that they were unfitted to solve its problems; nay, they themselves were part of the problem—they were part of the order established that was crushing men down and beating them!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • An established inmate of Buchenwald told us that we should have a shower and then we could go into the blocks.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • …of the families which now compose the aristocracy of Salem might here be traced, from the petty and obscure beginnings of their traffic, at periods generally much posterior to the Revolution, upward to what their children look upon as long-established rank.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • For years past she had looked from this estranged point of view at human institutions, and whatever priests or legislators had established; criticising all with hardly more reverence than the Indian would feel for the clerical band, the judicial robe, the pillory, the gallows, the fireside, or the church.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
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as in: establish a positive tone. Define
create or start
as in: establish that there is a need Define
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
as in: establish the company as a leader Define
cause long-term acceptance, reputation, or success
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