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verb as in establish, make inroads

verb as in trespass

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The failures “entrenched the idea that our leading theory for how supernovas explode maybe doesn’t work,” said Sean Couch, a computational astrophysicist at Michigan State University.

Rather, this move is good because it further entrenches the Nats as to who they are.

Derek Carr, now the Las Vegas Raiders’s starter, was entrenched at quarterback.

Doubling down on it now will simply further entrench an error-prone and unconstitutional system that will continue to be used unfairly against people of color.

Venezuela’s authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro has entrenched his power further after winning December’s legislative elections.

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Will inaction lead to a more deeply entrench conflict—more violence and death—or will the problem go away on its own?

In 1905, a group of Indians from a variety of native peoples united to entrench “tribal sovereignty” against federal power.

The peace treaty was also a chance to distract from his interest in working to entrench Israel sovereignty over the West Bank.

A dogmatic person will entrench himself in his dearly held beliefs and vigorously fight that truth.

And it would entrench a mirror division between American Jews who advocate boycott and those who never could.

You may go hence if your courage fails you outright; but I'll throw up the bridge and entrench myself within these walls.

He could not entrench himself behind glittering generalities another minute.

Without losing a single man, the Fusiliers push up a low cliff and entrench themselves.

Since the Allies were not powerful enough to drive the Germans from their trenches forthwith, they, too, had to entrench.

But Abercrombie began to entrench, and sent most of his artillery to Albany, lest it should fall into the hands of the enemy.


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On this page you'll find 65 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to entrench, such as: define, embed, ensconce, fortify, ingrain, and strengthen.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.