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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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1624: The Dutch West India Company establishes New Amsterdam, a colony of 30 families on the tip of present-day Manhattan Island, New York City.
1, 2001, deductions are disallowed for royalty payments made to related members for the use of trademarks, unless the related member includes the income on a North Carolina return or the taxpayer establishes that the related member paid or accrued the expense to an unrelated person during the tax year; see Ch.
Well-established Indian government institution establishes long-term relationship with Bitstream
529-2(g), a program does not violate this requirement if it permits a person who establishes a Sec.
Yet, a revenue agent may argue that the corporation's successful track record establishes that the goal was not "substantially uncertain" when established.
Neither the Supreme Court's relatively narrow definition of "seizure" nor the lower court's equally narrow application in this case necessarily establishes that an officer's ineptitude or lack of skill in using a firearm can never result in a fourth amendment seizure.
Once NewMarket establishes a spin-off and equity dividend track record, we anticipate improved opportunities to access investment directly into portfolio emerging technology companies intended for eventual spin-off.
Specifically, the policy eases eligibility requirements for relief, establishes a procedure that plan sponsors can follow to correct their plans in a timely manner, lengthens the list of plan operational violations that may be considered insubstantial (and, therefore, nondisqualifying), and extends relief to Sec.
On board the flight was a barograph which established that the airship did not land, in accordance with the Federation Aeronautique International (FAI) which establishes the rules for world records.
Company Establishes Subsidiaries in Middle East, Asia, and Europe to Penetrate Global Availability of Secure Collaborative Desktop Solutions
The NPF Software API Conventions establishes the conceptual and documentation conventions used within all API specifications produced by the NPF Software Working Group.
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