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reinforce

re·in·force

reinforce

 
 
pronunciation:
ri ihn fors
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reinforced, reinforces, reinforcing
definition 1: to fortify or make more effective; strengthen.
They reinforced the wall with steel rods.She supplied facts to reinforce her argument.
 
synonyms:
fortify, strengthen
antonyms:
abrogate, negate, shake, undermine
similar words:
arm, bolster, brace, buttress, feed, gird, intensify, steel, substantiate, support, toughen
definition 2: to strengthen (a military force or the like) through the use of additional personnel or material support.
The general sent in more troops to reinforce those already deployed in the region.
synonyms:
fortify
similar words:
arm, augment, bolster, strengthen, support
definition 3: in psychology, to increase the likelihood of (a specified behavior) by providing or withholding a reward.
similar words:
encourage, foment, foster, further, reward
derivation: reinforced (adj.)
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