Antonyms of verb establish

1 of 8 senses of establish

Sense 1
establish, set up, found, launch -- (set up or found; "She set up a literacy program")
       Antonym of abolish (Sense 1)
      => abolish, get rid of -- (do away with; "Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb establish

8 senses of establish

Sense 1
establish, set up, found, launch -- (set up or found; "She set up a literacy program")
       => open, open up -- (start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning; "open a business")

Sense 2
establish, found, plant, constitute, institute -- (set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department")
       => initiate, pioneer -- (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants")

Sense 3
prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew -- (establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture")
       => confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm -- (establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant")

Sense 4
lay down, establish, make -- (institute, enact, or establish; "make laws")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 5
establish, give -- (bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 6
install, instal, set up, establish -- (place; "Her manager had set her up at the Ritz")

Sense 7
build, establish -- (build or establish something abstract; "build a reputation")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 8
establish, base, ground, found -- (use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation")

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