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

To confirm oneself, someone, or something's role or reputation as being a certain thing or having a certain status. 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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size, %Mg, %Ce, etc, must also establish the appraisal unit.
Each section implies that a filer has not acted responsibly -- and will not be able to establish reasonable cause -- if an extension of time to file has not been requested.
If an employer, as defined under the ERISA statute, has more than 5,000 employees, it may establish a corporate health alliance, establish a self-insurance program and contract with plans independently, or join the regional health alliance.
section] 3107(a)) to establish representative offices in New York, New York, and Houston, Texas.
Initiating and maintaining dialogue with the less dangerous elements of the militia movement enable law enforcement agencies to establish communication with militias on constructive, nonconfrontational terms.
The Notice permits companies to establish performance-based compensation goals in respect of a calendaryear 1994 tax year that comply with the proposed regulations as long as the requisite approvals are obtained by April 1, 1994.
The taxpayer should establish whether IDRs would be submitted by entity or by issue.
The trainers and consultants review the upcoming training curriculum and establish a viable schedule to accommodate the needs of the board members.
Rather, if a subsequent adjustment is required as a result of later or unknown events or comparables, a taxpayer should be permitted to establish reasonable cause by showing it could not reasonably have known of such facts at the time the return was filed.
This exception provides that, if the Board is unable to find that a foreign bank seeking to establish a branch, agency, or commercial lending company is subject to comprehensive supervision or regulation on a consolidated basis by the appropriate authorities in its home country, the Board may nevertheless approve an application by such foreign bank if:
This method also allows the taxpayer to call the Service and establish disclosure authority for all types of tax accounts.
In an effort to help as many youths as possible, local committees establish regular working arrangements with neighborhood police officers.
A banking institution shall establish an ATRR by a charge to current income and the amounts so charged shall not be included in the banking institution's capital or surplus.
The court also ruled that the presence of leased modems in the state was insufficient to establish nexus.