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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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Israel opposes Iran's continued entrenchment in Syria.
In this article I examine two key factors that may affect the difficulty of transfer: similarity between new and existing practices as well as the entrenchment of existing practices.
From Legislative Entrenchment to Judicial Entrenchment
Analyzing the Impacts of Commitment and Entrenchment on Behavioral Intentions *
Entrenchment in usage-based theories; what corpus data do and do not reveal about the mind.
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.
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.