Establish and Set


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Establish verb – To gain full recognition or acceptance of.
Set is a synonym for establish in action topic. In some cases you can use "Set" instead a verb "Establish", when it comes to topics like position, make.
Nearby Words: establishment, establishing
Synonyms for Establish


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Set verb – To decide upon (the time or date for an event) usually from a position of authority.
Usage example: set a date for the wedding

Establish is a synonym for set in position topic. You can use "Establish" instead a verb "Set", if it concerns topics such as arrange, make, create, decide upon.
Nearby Words: setup, setting
Synonyms for Set

Common collocations

mood establish mood set mood
man establish man set man
kind establish kind set kind
place establish place set place
Other nouns: plot, series, tone, level, world, rules.

Both words in one sentence

  • Visionary Villain He would then have his first villain recruits be "forced out" and set up shop in other cities to establish similar regimes.
  • Creator / Sylvain Chomet The Django Films studio was set up with the ambition to produce a number of films and establish itself in the film-making scene in both animation and live action.
  • Franchise / Marvel Cinematic Universe Similarly, Sony's pre-release marketing for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 included a ''Daily Bugle'' Tumblr feed to establish some minor aspects of the franchise and set up future films.
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