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1  —as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition create, start, or set in [a] place
  • Which word choice best maintains the tone established in the first paragraph?
established = created
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She got a job with an established firm.
  • established = set with a good reputation
  • Which word choice would help to establish a serious tone.
  • establish = create
  • Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest college in the United States.
  • established = started
  • The rule is so well-established, it is no longer open to reasonable legal dispute.
  • established = existing firmly
  • As used in line 24, "rule" most nearly refers to an "established habit."
  • established = existing
  • We want to establish our company as a leader in the industry.
  • establish = set in reputation
  • The process by which this happens is now well established.
  • established = long-existing
  • "Old established firm," he volunteered.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • established = long-existing
  • Salem had been established hardly forty years before.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
established = founded (started)

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2  —as in:
establish that there is a need
Definition show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
  • The passage is primarily about establishing the relationship between the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global temperature.
establishing = showing or demonstrating
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The sixth paragraph (lines 67-68) is primarily concerned with establishing the contrast between men and masculine traits.
  • establishing = showing or demonstrating
  • Since we previously established that she was at work on Monday morning, we can eliminate her as a suspect.
  • established = determined (figured out)
  • Can you establish her location on Monday morning?
  • establish = determine (figure out)
  • It is established, I think, that there is a possibility of such a thing as I have outlined occurring.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • established = known or proven
  • This is one of the many examples of the men missing in action erroneously reported and later being established as a lie....
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken - adapted for young adults
  • established = shown
  • And at once this possibility became an established certainty: John had refused to come because he didn't like her.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • established = proven
  • For how could you establish even the most obvious fact when there existed no record outside your own memory?
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • establish = prove
  • At any rate, having firmly established that either approach might be the right one, the author proceeded to his second meditation: "Of Sadness."
    Amor Towles  --  A Gentleman in Moscow
  • established = demonstrated
  • I've asked my brothers, aunts, uncles and cousins, but I have not been able to definitively establish a timeline, and have therefore relied on my own memories.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
establish = determine (figure out)

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