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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Large, established companies deliver consistent earnings to investors when they are disciplined about holding managers accountable to plan.
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The NIEHS played a major role in this effort, and established a North Carolina contingent that consisted of physicians, nurses, and other health care providers from both the NIEHS and Duke University.
Mountain Meadow, southern New Jersey (established 1981, revived 1991): August 7-20, 215-772-1107, Boating, antibullying workshops, and electives like hip-hop dance, Ages 9-15 (CITs 16, junior staff 17).
Chile's risk-based capital standards are consistent with those established by the Basel Capital Accord ("Accord").
* To quickly and cost-effectively build an established department with strong purchasing power, align with partners that have specialized bond knowledge and resources in place, and established relationships with multiple broker-dealers.
The benefits of storage consolidation into SANs has been clearly established; it is the way to go if it makes your life easier, which requires affordable, simple-to-use SAN technology, iSCSI fits the need because it is based on Ethernet, the standard networking protocol for all enterprises, large and small.
Specifically, to the extent of the QTIP election, the remainder beneficiary's interest will be deemed to have been established or derived on the death of the transferor's spouse (i.e., the income beneficiary), rather than on the transferor's earlier death.
The quality of these plantations can be significantly augmented if they are established with clonal material instead of conventional seedlings.
In the case of Gareth James's sculpture of the mythical European curator and color theorist Storm van Helsing, the artist's first attempt at a portrait of his quixotic alter ego, we gain insight into the stakes of that which is purportedly being "established" (or, better, refused), as his portrait is marked precisely by its shifting, indeterminate quality.
Companies are listed alphabetically by name, address, telephone and fax numbers, email and Website addresses, year established, number of employees and contact person.
Twenty-four named endowments have been established to honor individuals who have made notable contributions to the future of music and music teaching.
Black Ensemble Theater, located in Uptown on the city's North Side, was established in 1976.
Usually, different thresholds are established for temporary versus permanent differences.
* Maintaining the interconnection: the organizations maintain the interconnection after it is established to ensure that it operates properly and securely.