1 act of starting sth

the formal establishment of the republic in 1948

gradual, rapid
advocate, call for, propose, recommend, support

The commission is calling for the establishment of a national holiday.

agree to
lead to

This report led to the establishment of a special committee to investigate the matter.

allow, allow for, enable, encourage, facilitate, provide for

We would like to encourage the establishment of new farm businesses.


The months that followed saw the establishment of a strong military presence in the region.

with the establishment of

With the establishment of major new markets, the economy is thriving.

2 business, organization, etc.
drinking, eating
licensed (esp. BrE)

the supply of alcohol in licensed establishments

commercial, retail (both esp. AmE)
educational, military, religious, etc.
research, training

She's now running a small government research establishment.

3 the establishment people in positions of power

the mainstream political establishment

academic, art, literary, media, medical, military, musical, political, scientific

the Washington media establishment

clerical, ecclesiastical, religious
British, French, etc.

The British Establishment is very slow to accept change.

conservative, liberal

a pillar of the liberal establishment

Democratic, Republican, etc.

His abstract paintings offended the art establishment.


O'Connor challenged the liberal establishment on many things.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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