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")

Antonyms of adj established

5 senses of established

Sense 1
established (vs. unestablished), constituted -- (brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established; "the established social order"; "distrust the constituted authority"; "a team established as a member of a major league"; "enjoyed his prestige as an established writer"; "an established precedent"; "the established Church")

unestablished (vs. established) -- (not established; "a reputation as yet unestablished")
        => unrecognized, unrecognised -- (not having a secure reputation; "short stories by unrecognized writers")

Sense 2
accomplished, effected, established -- (settled securely and unconditionally; "that smoking causes health problems is an accomplished fact")

INDIRECT (VIA settled) -> unsettled -- (still in doubt; "an unsettled issue"; "an unsettled state of mind")

Sense 3
conventional, established -- (conforming with accepted standards; "a conventional view of the world")

INDIRECT (VIA orthodox) -> unorthodox -- (breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle")

Sense 4
established -- (shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt; "the established facts in the case")

INDIRECT (VIA proved) -> unproved, unproven -- (not proved; "unproved allegations"; "unproved assumptions")

Sense 5
established, naturalized -- (introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation)

INDIRECT (VIA foreign) -> native -- (characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad")

Similarity of adj established

5 senses of established

Sense 1
established (vs. unestablished), constituted -- (brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established; "the established social order"; "distrust the constituted authority"; "a team established as a member of a major league"; "enjoyed his prestige as an established writer"; "an established precedent"; "the established Church")
       => deep-rooted, deep-seated, implanted, ingrained, planted -- ((used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held; "deep-rooted prejudice"; "deep-seated differences of opinion"; "implanted convictions"; "ingrained habits of a lifetime"; "a deeply planted need")
       => entrenched -- (established firmly and securely; "the entrenched power of the nobility")
       => grooved, well-grooved -- (established as if settled into a groove or rut)
       => legitimate -- (in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles; "legitimate advertising practices")
       => official -- ((of a church) given official status as a national or state institution)
       => recognized, recognised -- (provided with a secure reputation; "a recognized authority")
       => self-constituted, self-established -- (constituted by or established by itself)

Sense 2
accomplished, effected, established -- (settled securely and unconditionally; "that smoking causes health problems is an accomplished fact")
       => settled (vs. unsettled) -- (established or decided beyond dispute or doubt; "with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night")

Sense 3
conventional, established -- (conforming with accepted standards; "a conventional view of the world")
       => orthodox (vs. unorthodox) -- (adhering to what is commonly accepted; "an orthodox view of the world")

Sense 4
established -- (shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt; "the established facts in the case")
       => proved (vs. unproved), proven -- (established beyond doubt; "a proven liar"; "a Soviet leader of proven shrewdness")

Sense 5
established, naturalized -- (introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation)
       => foreign (vs. native), strange -- (relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city")

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