Meaning of established


Something or someone well established is well known, totally trusted and usually has a proven track record of success.

Becoming established doesn’t happen overnight. You’ve got to put in the time and effort to prove yourself, make connections and build a good reputation. So it makes sense that this adjective is related to the verb establish, which means to “create, set up, or prove.” Established is a handy word to know, especially when you’re looking for a dentist — you probably won’t want to try Dr. Lovedrill until his practice is more established.

Definitions of established
  1. adjective

    brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established

    established social order”
    “a team
    established as a member of a major league”
    “enjoyed his prestige as an
    established writer”
    established precedent”
    established Church”


    deep-rooted, deep-seated, implanted, ingrained, planted

    (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held

    established firmly and securely
    grooved, well-grooved

    established as if settled into a groove or rut

    in accordance with recognized or accepted standards or principles

    (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution
    recognised, recognized

    provided with a secure reputation
    self-constituted, self-established

    constituted by or established by itself
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    not established
    unrecognised, unrecognized

    not having a secure reputation
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  2. adjective

    conforming with accepted standards



    mainstream, orthodox

    adhering to what is commonly accepted
  3. adjective

    settled securely and unconditionally


    accomplished, effected


    established or decided beyond dispute or doubt
  4. adjective

    shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt

    established facts in the case”

    proved, proven

    established beyond doubt
  5. adjective

    introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation



    foreign, strange

    relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world

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