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establish (oneself, someone, or something) as (something)

To confirm oneself, someone, or something's role or reputation to be something. That merger established the company as the biggest on the East Coast. I think you need to establish yourself as a tough teacher early on so that the kids actually listen to you.
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establish (someone or something) in (something)

To install someone or something in a particular place or role. I'm pretty sure his parents' wealth is what established him as a manager in the company right out of college.
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establish someone or something as someone or something

to validate or confirm someone or something as someone or something. As soon as we establish her as a viable candidate, we will launch the publicity campaign. She established herself as an authority on rare books.
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establish someone or something in something

to set someone or something up in something or some place; to install someone or something in something or some place. We established a restaurant in the middle of downtown. My uncle established me in the candy business.
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The Spartans held Athens and Thebes, establishing there an oligarchy, nevertheless they lost them.
This operation appeared to me to be the most laborious species of work performed in Typee; and had I possessed a sufficient intimacy with the language to have conveyed my ideas upon the subject, I should certainly have suggested to the most influential of the natives the expediency of establishing a college of vestals to be centrally located in the valley, for the purpose of keeping alive the indispensable article of fire; so as to supersede the necessity of such a vast outlay of strength and good temper, as were usually squandered on these occasions.
The reports published by them of their expedition demonstrated the practicability of establishing a line of communication across the continent, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
The Watergate break-in helped inspire the 1974 campaign finance laws, establishing contribution limits and the partial public funding system for presidential campaigns.
Here's how financial aid officers can help advancement staff make their fundraising case--and avoid pitfalls in establishing endowed scholarship programs.
The costs of establishing and maintaining entities in foreign countries can vary greatly, depending upon the local regulatory structure, the level of local service required, annual compliance requirements and how much service the entity-management firm provides.
Securing the scene includes establishing a perimeter, with uniformed personnel if possible, to limit entrance to and exit from the area to authorized personnel and keeping a record of those persons who access it.
It's a logical choice for plantation research and perhaps establishing plantations down the road," says project lead Tom Noland, an Ontario Forest Research Institute (OFRI) scientist in Sault Ste.
Improve Communication with the Acquisition Workforce: This initiative recommends establishing an integrated process team to address the concerns of, and provide support for, the acquisition workforce.
The recently enacted FACT Act amends the FCRA and requires the Board and the FTC, within sixty days of enactment, to adopt final rules establishing the effective dates for provisions of the FACT Act that do not have a statutorily prescribed effective date.
At once an incipient lexicon of possibilities and a limit set within which such possibilities might arise, the singular, presumably intelligible establishing shot is really only legible within the resultant narrative sequence.
Another con to the LIFE process is subjectivity in establishing the materiality threshold.
This approach allows Toshiba's in-house companies and group companies to shorten lead times in entering the Chinese market and establishing new manufacturing sites, and enhances the ability to meet market requirements in a very short period.
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