Share this entry
American English: /əˈstæblɪʃ/
British English: /ɪˈstablɪʃ/
, /ɛˈstablɪʃ/

Translation of establish in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    his father established him in business
    su padre lo ayudó a establecerse en los negocios
    Example sentences
    • Beatrice, a former director of a market research company, had just established her own firm.
    • He left the security of permanent employment to establish a sports centre in Melbourne.
    • It will be the first licensed international brokerage firm to be established in Abu Dhabi.
    to establish a precedent
    sentar (un) precedente
    to establish diplomatic relations
    establecer relaciones diplomáticas
    the army was sent to establish order
    se enviaron efectivos del ejército para imponer el orden
    Example sentences
    • He has firmly established himself as a young goalkeeper with a big future.
    • The gold was won by Christian Olsson, the Swede, who has firmly established himself as Jonathan Edwards's heir.
    • During that time she has established herself as an accomplished broadcaster, capable of dealing with the most delicate and difficult news stories.
  • 2 2.1 (cause people to accept) she saw it as a way of establishing her authority
    lo veía como una manera de dejar sentado que era ella quien mandaba
    he soon established a reputation as a womanizer
    pronto se ganó la fama de ser un donjuán
    2.2 (prove)
    Example sentences
    • The firm's research had established that 75 retailers had requirements for space in York, some of whom would want to come into the city from outside.
    • Research firmly establishes a link between a country's increased trade and economic well-being.
    • Research has firmly established the link between social function and pathological outcomes.
    2.3 (ascertain)
    we're trying to establish where/what/how …
    estamos tratando de establecer or de determinar dónde/qué/cómo …

reflexive verb

to establish oneself
  • 1 (become successful, secure)
    he established himself in the legal profession
    se hizo un nombre or se estableció en el mundo jurídico
    he quickly established himself as the office clown
    pronto se ganó la fama de ser el bufón de la oficina
    she's established herself in our house
    se ha instalado en nuestra casa
    Example sentences
    • I am also grateful to my sister for her liaison with indigenous education colleagues, and for establishing some of my contacts in Adelaide.
    • Some teachers would make an initial effort to establish communication and then would lessen their efforts.
    • But once contact had been established, the information given was both speedy and accurate.
  • 2
Definition of establish in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources