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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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Entrenchment in usage-based theories; what corpus data do and do not reveal about the mind.
The leaders paid tribute to President Zardari for playing his role for entrenchment of democracy in the country by giving away the authoritative powers to the parliament which the presidents before him kept with themselves.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Marri said that she was committed to strive for further entrenchment of democracy and democratic norms in the country.
His ability to antagonise and rile, as well his desire to promote entrenchment and a siege mentality, has permeated the furniture in the manager's office.
US ambassador to Sofia Marcie Ries has expressed the hopes of her country that the ongoing protests in Bulgaria will further the firm entrenchment of rule of law in the country.
Supporters of Rule XXII's rule entrenchment always argue that the assertion of majority control would be an unprecedented step and a violation of core constitutional principles.
Ramadi (NINA) - The Emir of Dulaim Tribes, Sheikh Ali Hatim al-Sulayman described gestures by some officials of a civil war as shameful and calls on the people to entrenchment.
Duncan Smith said: "If it does little more than feed the parents' addiction, it may leave the family more dependent, not less, resulting in poor social outcomes and still deeper entrenchment.
2008) proposed that it would be more appropriate to treat this instrumental relationship--continuance commitment - as a separate and different construct, which they called organizational entrenchment.
NNA - 12/1/0/2012 - Deputy Hani Kbeisi said that the entrenchment of all sides behind their positions would disrupt political life.
Building on the Access to Information Campaign, the entrenchment of the media code of ethics amongst media practitioners, and broadening the membership base are the areas of interest that the Media Institute of Southern Africa Namibia has embarked on.
An unprecedented wave of massive protests showed a substantial portion of the population was fed up with the political entrenchment engineered by Mr Putin since he first became president in 2000, and police are already preparing for the possibility of post-election unrest in Moscow.