Translation of entrench in Spanish:


afianzar, v.

Pronunciation /ɛnˈtrɛn(t)ʃ//ɪnˈtrɛn(t)ʃ//ɪnˈtrɛn(t)ʃ//ɛnˈtrɛn(t)ʃ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (establish firmly)
    he entrenched himself as chairman se afianzó en su puesto de presidente
    • The effect of this ingenious recontextualisation was deeply unsettling, making us question some of our most entrenched beliefs on art and society.
    • What has been predictable is that the media landscape has been changing dramatically, and in any highly dynamic environment entrenched players were never going to remain passive for long.
    • While the trio's music is firmly entrenched in the house and drum 'n' bass sounds of DJ culture, their musicianship augments their builds and breaks.
    • The twisted logic behind term limits is that they root out entrenched politicians who, if allowed, would cling onto elected office until hell actually freezes over.
    • I think he's too entrenched in the system to be dynamic about trying to get out of it.
    • The change is affecting long entrenched attitudes.
    • Unhealthy habits are entrenched in the lives of British children by the time they are 11 years old, world medical experts will be told this month.
    • I am firmly entrenched in the middle class, from the balding, white-looking salesman demographic.
    • After some initial skirmishes, the company managed to entrench its rule, often through the authority of amenable local rulers.
    • A large majority could entrench him in his redistributive dugout, relentlessly harassing business and taxpayers.
    • She was the most consistent of the performers, her consummate ease of delivery and pitch-perfect vocals entrenching her in the top position.
    • Much of this reaction was informed by the firmly entrenched cultural beliefs associated with these creatures.
    • If Scottish women can help break down entrenched attitudes of male dominated institutions of Scotland, so much the better.
    • When that habit is entrenched, tackle the next one.
    • He removed entrenched ministers in favor of his own loyalists and installed a close aide in the office of the new prime minister.
    • It is not easy to change entrenched attitudes and systems the way that most of these people have.
    • He is prepared to fight well entrenched politicians and their goondas to achieve his goal.
    • One of the best ways to ensure that a group belief is entrenched indefinitely is to tie it to the identity of that group.
    • He is firmly entrenched in power, and has created such a climate of fear that there are few who are prepared to challenge him.
    • But the luxury of having all the right features comes only if you're so entrenched in the market that you can afford the R&D to do that.
    • As a first-term Republican congressman, he is solidly entrenched in the Washington, D.C., world of campaign finance.
    • Given the absence of an enabling set-up, biases are firmly entrenched within the institutional framework as policies.
    • If he follows through with his plans, he will simply be entrenching members of the old guard in positions of power within the party, and his mission to reform the party will come to nothing.
    • To my astonishment I found a very entrenched belief in astrology, and other supernatural phenomena.
    • When abusive behaviour is deeply entrenched in our communities it is not the material destitution, the social ills and historical legacy that fuel the abuse epidemics.
    • But it entrenches executive control, providing presidential powers to veto legislation, dismiss governments, dissolve parliament, declare states of emergency and command the armed forces.
    • To consolidate her dominion, it was natural for such women to turn to more violent methods to entrench their rule.
    • In today's uneasy political climate, skewed media representation further shapes and entrenches negative attitudes.
    • For years after, he kept telling me Chicago wanted me back, but I was fully entrenched in the life of crime then.
    • These two countries have technologically advanced industrial economies, and democracy is firmly entrenched in both.
    • We have lots of conflicting emotions and entrenched arrogant attitudes.
    • Today's experience has demonstrated just how entrenched that attitude is.
    • While the way you choose, cook and eat foods is shaped by family, religious and ethnic customs, these deeply entrenched habits can be modified over time.
    • The corrections system deals with the most difficult and most entrenched behaviours.
    • The forces of reform and change, struggling to retain their unity, face a bitter and entrenched opponent in those who wish to fight such change, or at least deprive it of any meaningful content.
    • It's a combination of guilt and a deeply entrenched gloomy outlook on life - both of which I'm trying to let go of, with varied success.
    • He is one of the rare authors who can change minds on a subject where opinions are firmly entrenched.
  • 2

    • World War I saw the tank used to eliminate a stalemate between entrenched adversaries.
    • Copied from a World War II German entrenching shovel, it had a folding steel blade.
    • For now, his forces were entrenched safely, but if their luck started to turn, the platform would become a slaughterhouse.
    • The first battle of the war took place in April, and the disease festered through the summer while the Continental Army was entrenched around the city.
    • The Jacobite forces were well entrenched and kept up a steady bombardment of the city, which shredded the defences inside the walls.
    • When pressing against an enemy entrenched on an individual height troops should act according to specific conditions: whether the approaches and the slopes at the front and flanks are easy of access.
    • Clausewitz observed that ‘if you entrench yourself behind strong fortifications, you compel the enemy to seek a solution elsewhere’.
    • Cope marched north from Stirling to intercept the Jacobite forces but found them entrenched on the Corrieyairack pass in an impregnable position and diverted instead to Inverness.
    • Having entrenched themselves on the captured line the troops readied themselves for the next move.
    • Garrisons suggest a more entrenched military encampment, using tents rather than blankets.
    • Like Civil War soldiers ordered to charge an enemy entrenched on the high ground, the actors do their best, but are simply overwhelmed and wasted on a hopeless task.
    • The enemy were on the hillsides above where they had landed, entrenched on the high ground.
    • The machine gun crew can entrench itself to lay down a massive wall of fire.
    • Their forces are entrenched very deep farther to the East.
    • The affair quickly escalated and colonial militia began to entrench themselves enthusiastically around Boston Harbour, overlooking the British garrison.