entrench
[ en-trench ]
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Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
Mid-16th century; in the sense, "place within a trench": from en-, in- "into" + trench
Synonyms
verb
establishedrootedfirmfixed
Antonyms
verb
changeableindefiniteirresolute
Definition
verbestablish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely
Examples
verbA) She wanted to entrench herself in her beliefs because she knew it would make her a better person. B) As a dad, he believed it was important to entrench his children with solid morals, and years later he is now seeing his hard work pay off.
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