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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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So far, Noland has had inquiries from individual greenhouse growers and farmers asking about propagating plants and establishing plantations.
But what was on offer was really more a tracking shot than an establishing shot, including artists who are more often midcareer than emerging.
Finally, O'Keefe recommended that the "numerous reporting requirements for OMB and the agencies" should be eliminated from the bill as it would be "unclear what problems will be solved by establishing more management reporting requirements rather than more efficiently utilizing" information that is currently collected and reported.
Understanding the characteristics and responsibilities of the protege can assist in establishing a mentor/protege relationship but knowing the steps in establishing the relationship is integral in the success of the relationship.
After long refusing to do so, California filed a Medicaid State Plan Amendment establishing the Personal Care Services Program (PCSP) under Medicaid's personal care option, thus qualifying some 65 percent of IHSS services for federal financial participation and immediately drawing an additional $200 million of federal revenue into the state.
NFPA) offers guidelines for establishing a fire brigade in NFPA 600, Standard on Industrial Fire Brigades.
Once the park is established, it will form the core of new urban development, with residential development around three of its edges, establishing a hierarchy of public and private spaces in the manner of the traditional Georgian square.
The Tax Court found the standards used in establishing a residence as a regular place of business were not the same as those for determining a principal place of business.
There is concern that the Service will incorrectly interpret the Sixth Circuit decision as establishing as a matter of law that the only legitimate business reason for a captive insurance arrangement is that the insurance is not otherwise available from unrelated carriers.
With his conversion and baptism, the Grand Prince Volodymyr gave official impetus to this movement, establishing hundreds of churches, monasteries, and religious institutions.
Establishment of a discharge planning working party, with the objective of establishing "best practice" in the transition of patients from hospital to the community.
There are a lot of good reasons for both hospitals and nursing homes to consider establishing a hospital-based nursing home in today's health care environment:
The Smithsonian] cannot and will not handle African-American history the way a responsible group of African-American scholars, historians and educators can," says Mack, who founded NCEED for the purpose of establishing the museum.
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