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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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class="MsoNormalHow one wishes President Sisi could work to entrench democracy, now that he is the embodiment of the AU!
Taking the floor at the opening of this conference attended by 50 education ministers from Islamic countries and 20 international and regional organisations, Education Minister and President of the Tunisian National Committee of Sciences, Education and Culture Neji Jalloul called participants to look at the best means to develop partnership to edify a school that consecrates the principles of Islamic religion based on moderation and which entrenches human rights and the values of citizenship and the culture of tolerance.
In a statement ahead of this anniversary, Hague said that these events showed that the desire for freedom can overcome entrenched and repressive regimes.
The power to entrench gives Congress more freedom to incorporate in law fine-grained judgments about the correct balance between flexibility and stability.
NZ First MP Darroch Balls claim that it can introduce a binding referendum on removing the M?ori seats from a Bill that entrenches them is false and dishonest, Nationals Electoral Law spokesperson Nick Smith says.
THE incessant attacks on rural communities have entrenched mutual distrust among hitherto friendly neighbours, according to the Northern chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
I authored a minority report for the Canadian Alliance which opposed the planned destruction of embryos as "contrary to our ethical commitment to respect human individuality, dignity, integrity, and life." Our minority report also called for legislation to recognize the human embryo as human life, to entrench "respect for human life as the supreme ethic governing related research," imposition of at least a three-year prohibition on embryonic stem cell research, and (as an alternative) a much greater emphasis on adult (post-natal) stem cell research.
For example, the Panama Canal Railway Company, which began operations this year, has created a land bridge between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans that will entrench Panama as a cargo hub.
For a start, he argues that the expulsion of the Jews in 1492 had little impact on Spanish economic or political history; its main result was simply to entrench the inquisition in power and therefore to perpetuate the quest for religious conformity.
In Wexman's Creating the Couple, the author observes that 95 percent of all Hollywood films before 1960 "have romance as either a main plot or a secondary plot." While Kaplan supplies no such data in regards to plots of mothering, both types of narrative, the melodrama and those including romance, represent two stages within an Oedipal narrative designed to entrench heterosexuality.
Regretfully it seems unlikely that such entrenched views that presently exist will ever be put to one side even in the interest of the common good.
City housing boss Coun Sharon Thompson pointed to the use of a pilot scheme called Housing First as an attempt to take "entrenched" rough sleepers off the streets.