Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb entrench

3 senses of entrench

Sense 1
entrench, intrench -- (fix firmly or securely)
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 2
impinge, encroach, entrench, trench -- (impinge or infringe upon; "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains")
       => trespass, take advantage -- (make excessive use of; "You are taking advantage of my good will!"; "She is trespassing upon my privacy")

Sense 3
entrench, dig in -- (occupy a trench or secured area; "The troops dug in for the night")

Antonyms of adj entrenched

2 senses of entrenched

Sense 1
entrenched -- (dug in)

INDIRECT (VIA invulnerable) -> vulnerable -- (susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge")

Sense 2
entrenched -- (established firmly and securely; "the entrenched power of the nobility")

INDIRECT (VIA established) -> unestablished -- (not established; "a reputation as yet unestablished")

Similarity of adj entrenched

2 senses of entrenched

Sense 1
entrenched -- (dug in)
       => invulnerable (vs. vulnerable) -- (immune to attack; impregnable; "gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs")

Sense 2
entrenched -- (established firmly and securely; "the entrenched power of the nobility")
       => established (vs. unestablished), constituted -- (brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established; "the established social order"; "distrust the constituted authority"; "a team established as a member of a major league"; "enjoyed his prestige as an established writer"; "an established precedent"; "the established Church")

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