Verb · A primitive root

A primitive root; properly, to be erect (i.e. stand perpendicular); hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous):—certain(-ty), confirm, direct, faithfulness, fashion, fasten, firm, be fitted, be fixed, frame, be meet, ordain, order, perfect, (make) preparation, prepare (self), provide, make provision, (be, make) ready, right, set (aright, fast, forth), be stable, (e-) stablish, stand, tarry, × very deed.


  1. to be firm, be stable, be established
    1. (Niphal)
      1. to be set up, be established, be fixed
        1. to be firmly established
        2. to be established, be stable, be secure, be enduring
        3. to be fixed, be securely determined
      2. to be directed aright, be fixed aright, be steadfast (moral sense)
      3. to prepare, be ready
      4. to be prepared, be arranged, be settled
    2. (Hiphil)
      1. to establish, set up, accomplish, do, make firm
      2. to fix, make ready, prepare, provide, provide for, furnish
      3. to direct toward (moral sense)
      4. to arrange, order
    3. (Hophal)
      1. to be established, be fastened
      2. to be prepared, be ready
    4. (Polel)
      1. to set up, establish
      2. to constitute, make
      3. to fix
      4. to direct
    5. (Pulal) to be established, be prepared
    6. (Hithpolel) to be established, be restored

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