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entrench

[ en-trench ]SEE DEFINITION OF entrench
  • verbestablish, make inroads
  • verbtrespass

Synonyms for entrench

  • define
  • embed
  • ensconce
  • fortify
  • ingrain
  • strengthen
  • anchor
  • confirm
  • fence
  • fix
  • found
  • ground
  • implant
  • infix
  • install
  • lodge
  • plant
  • protect
  • root
  • seat
  • set
  • settle
  • dig in
  • hole up
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Antonyms for entrench

  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • hurt
  • weaken
  • destroy
  • disorganize
  • displace
  • end
  • leave
  • let go
  • move
  • remove
  • unsettle
  • upset
  • stay off
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENTRENCH

They entrench themselves in fortresses against the Indians and wild beasts.

Some entrench the gates, or bring up supply of stones and poles.

The convicts might entrench themselves at that point, and defend it.

But we will entrench and defend ourselves till your return.'

"Every time you bribe these rascals for a franchise you entrench them," he cried.

And in his uncertainty he made it a point to entrench himself by means of “politics.”

They found certain protection, and there they commenced to entrench.

The plan adopted on our side was simply to entrench and wait.

I do not wish to entrench on Mrs. E.s province—how tiresome she must be!

All that night the Federals worked to entrench the front of the army.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, implied in intrenched, from en- (1) "make, put in" + trench. Figurative use is from 1590s. Related: Entrenched; entrenching.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENTRENCH

defend

verbprotect
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