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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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Establishing commercial plantations will cost a good chunk of money, since a grower would not want to propagate wild yew material, which is highly variable in chemical content, but would want lead or selected material with high concentrations of paclitaxel.
The Board and the FTC also jointly proposed rules establishing a schedule of effective dates for other provisions of the FACT Act that do not contain effective dates.
The costs of establishing a supporting organization are similar to those for private nonoperating foundations; however, with the involvement of a capable "supported" organization in day-to-day administration, they can be less onerous.
"Establishing Shot," Christian Rattemeyer's first curatorial gambit at Artists Space, mined this definition to augur the gallery's forthcoming season through the work of ten artists who underscore the potential incompatibility between a work's formal structure and its thematic points of reference.
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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.
Winning companies will possess a disciplined approach to establishing and nourishing distribution partnerships.
The components of mentoring are the process and the mentor assisting the protege Establishing the relationship will be addressed in terms of how to, to what extent and follow-ups nearing completion of the process, assist in assessing the potential of having a successful relationship.
The goal of the meeting was to establish a consensus within the global mine action community as to the parameters of establishing an effective means to coordinate efforts to collect, manage and use information.
These acquisitions were a key factor in establishing Arjo's worldwide marketplace dominance in hygiene and resident-handling products for the longterm care industry.
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Existing means of distribution and exhibition were closed to "worker filmmakers," so they established their own distribution networks, often marketing their movies state by state or establishing their own theaters.
In 1992 and 1993, after several years of organizing around the problems of the IHSS program and the deficiencies of the IP mode, consumers and providers won their first major victories toward establishing a new model and new standards for personal assistance services.
Establishing performance standards for outdoor residential decking boards - such as shear properties, weathering, hygrothermal cycling, and mechanical-fastener pull-out - is one of the top goals, says Krishnaswamy.
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