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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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1636: After being banished from Puritan Massachusetts, religious dissident Roger Williams establishes Providence, Rhode Island.
Ohio: Beginning with the 1999 tax year, all corporations are required to add back to Federal taxable income interest and intangible expenses/costs paid to specified related members, unless the corporation: (1) establishes by clear and convincing evidence that the adjustments are unreasonable; (2) establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that, during the same tax year, the related member paid or accrued the expense to an unrelated person and the transaction did not have as a principal purpose the avoidance of tax; or (3) agrees in writing with the commissioner to the use of alternative adjustments; see HB 215, Laws 1997; Ohio Rev.
529 (c)(3)(C)) and the new beneficiary has a different expected matriculation date or (3) the program establishes new investment options.
18 For example, a corporation that establishes a five-year nondiscretionary incentive plan that is approved by the shareholders may find in year 3 of the plan that, as a result of cutbacks in defense spending, the likely poor performance of the business unit devoted to defense contracting will, unless the unit is divested and the plan altered, prevent the officers from ever achieving an award under the plan.
Even if a plaintiff establishes that an officer violated the plaintiff's constitutional rights and that the violation was caused by a training program of the municipality that was so deficient as to reflect a policy of "deliberate indifference" to the rights of its inhabitants, it is still necessary to establish a causal connection between the deficient training policy and the constitutional injury.
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