entrench

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entrench

verb advance, barricade, brace, bulwark, buttress, defend, embattle, embed, encroach, establish, fortify, immerse in, immersed in, infiltrate, invade, make inroads, overrun, protect, reinforce, shore up, solidify, surround, wall
Associated concepts: entrench leadership, entrench power
See also: embed, fix, impose, intrude, overstep
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Although the United States has not entered into a treaty that entrenches by its own terms, entrenchment by treaty is a live issue elsewhere in the world.
Michael Jarman, Phonettix Intelecom CEO and Chairman stated that, "The acquisition of BGI firmly entrenches Phonettix Intelecom in the technical support call centre business; this acquisition will enable us to expand our international call centre business more efficiently.