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Synonyms for encroach

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. encroach

    invade, trespass, intrude, transgress, infringe

    respect, recognize, observe

Princeton's WordNet

  1. encroach, infringe, impingeverb

    advance beyond the usual limit

    infringe, conflict, run afoul, entrench, contravene, trench, impinge

  2. impinge, encroach, entrench, trenchverb

    impinge or infringe upon

    "This impinges on my rights as an individual"; "This matter entrenches on other domains"

    dig in, ditch, trench, intrench, infringe, entrench, impinge

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. encroachverb

    trespass, intrude, infringe, trench, make inroad, make invasion, advance stealthily

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. encroachverb

    trespass, intrude, intrench, infringe, trench, invade

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "encroach":

    impinge, infringe, protrude, usurp, interfere, invade, trespass

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  1. John Davis:

    Flooding with the Saluda River is always an area of concern and we have had times when it did start to encroach our perimeter.

  2. Steven Taylor:

    People value their freedoms, they may become distressed or indignant or morally outraged when people are trying to encroach on their freedoms.

  3. Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas:

    A blame-game against our country is starting, that, based on the new agreement we will encroach on human rights, i assure you – and I believe this will relieve everyone – that we will strictly adhere to human rights procedures as stipulated by international law and the Geneva Convention.

  4. Commander Lawand:

    We have nothing to do with them, though sometimes we have an agreement not to encroach on an area, we are the real opposition to the regime, but first we must fight the terror groups.

  5. Eric Schmitt:

    Missourians’ and Americans’ Second Amendment rights are enshrined in the Constitution – I will defend those rights at every turn, our letter to Biden’s Department of Justice sends a clear message: we will fight any attempts from the federal government to encroach on Missourians’ Second Amendment rights.

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