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Synonyms for encroachmenten·croach·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. encroachmentnoun

    An attack may be by word; an aggression is always by deed. An assault may be upon the person, an aggression is upon rights, possessions, etc. An invasion of a nation's territories is an act of aggression; an intrusion upon a neighboring estate is a trespass. Onslaught signifies intensely violent assault, as by an army or a desperado, tho it is sometimes used of violent speech.

    Synonyms:
    aggression, assault, attack, attack, incursion, infringement, intrusion, invasion, onset, onslaught, trespass

    Antonyms:
    defense, repulsion, resistance, retreat, submission, surrender

    Preposition:
    The enemy made an attack upon (or on) our works.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. invasion, encroachment, intrusionnoun

    any entry into an area not previously occupied

    "an invasion of tourists"; "an invasion of locusts"

    Synonyms:
    violation, usurpation, trespass, intrusion, invasion, impact, impingement

  2. trespass, encroachment, violation, intrusion, usurpationnoun

    entry to another's property without right or permission

    Synonyms:
    infringement, violation, misdemeanor, irreverence, usurpation, ravishment, assault, infraction, trespass, intrusion, invasion, misdemeanour, rape, impact, impingement

  3. impingement, encroachment, impactnoun

    influencing strongly

    "they resented the impingement of American values on European culture"

    Synonyms:
    violation, usurpation, impaction, trespass, intrusion, invasion, shock, wallop, impact, impingement

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. encroachmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    infringement, trespass, inroad, invasion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. encroachmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    trespass, intrusion, intrenchment, infringement, invasion, inroad

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How to use encroachment in a sentence?

  1. Long Xingchun:

    Because the China and India border has not yet been officially delineated, India is trying to consolidate its actual areas, and then to control more disputed areas through gradual encroachment.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    The policy here is irrelevant. It is about the encroachment of the president on powers that aren’t his, as it was said by the attorney who is bringing the case, Ken Paxton of Texas, the president himself has admitted over and over again that this is outside his powers.

  3. John Adams:

    Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society.

  4. Michael Green:

    (It would) also be helpful to other partners dealing with vulnerabilities from natural disasters to encroachment and coercion by large maritime claimants.

  5. Louis D. Brandeis:

    Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficial. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.

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