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verb[WITH OBJECT]usually as adjective pre-established
Establish (something) in advance.‘he had no pre-established plan’
prearranged, arranged in advance, established in advance, set, fixed, preset, pre-agreed, pre-established, pre-planned, pre-decided, agreed, settledView synonyms
- ‘Her article explores the phenomenon of fan fiction - stories written by fans of television shows, books or movies that use pre-established characters, settings and histories.’
- ‘He is supposed to be remunerated for this out of RTO funds with a pre-established interest [20%] that was established by the prior Board.’
- ‘Those who succeeded in their application would be allocated a European country according to pre-established quotas.’
- ‘That's what ideology is all about: it's brash and catchy because it's simplistic and pre-established.’
- ‘It also explicitly makes no attempt to give any pre-established explanation or paradigm.’
- ‘The €3m fund in the fourth investment plan will be used for direct investment in pre-established and bare land afforestation supported by EU and Irish government grants.’
- ‘The analyst does not begin research with a series of pre-established and theory-led questions to be explored in the data.’
- ‘A pre-established admission criteria should be used to identify patients who need a face-to-face interview versus those who can be interviewed by telephone.’
- ‘In the longer term, the mill plans to impose tighter log inventory controls, reducing on-site storage and bringing in a range of pre-established log lengths to fill its orders as required.’
- ‘Points 12 and 13 pre-established a fixed salary per year for the first three years of activity for each bookkeeper.’
- ‘In fact, most cases of assault take place within the confines of a pre-established relationship.’
- ‘Generally, dialogue has no pre-established agenda and in dialogue there is nothing to prove or defend.’
- ‘One further case of separation, in Africa, was much bloodier, when Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia by reverting to pre-established colonial boundaries.’
- ‘It may be advisable to pre-establish a legitimate (preferably UN-mandated) legal framework for vetting pre-hostility exploration agreements.’
- ‘Primarily, an economy hedges itself against losses from withdrawal or retreat from other pre-established markets.’
- ‘The enquiry was highly selective and used only to support pre-established positions.’
- ‘But, alas, you simply can't beat casino games with pre-established odds against you.’
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