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re·in·force

also re-en·force or re·en·force  (rē′ĭn-fôrs′)
tr.v. re·in·forced, re·in·forc·ing, re·in·forc·es also re-en·forced or re-en·forc·ing or re-en·forc·es or re·en·forced or re·en·forc·ing or re·en·forc·es
1. To give more force or effectiveness to; strengthen: The news reinforced her hopes.
2. To strengthen (a military force) with additional personnel or equipment.
3. To strengthen by adding extra support or material.
4. To increase the number or amount of; augment.
5. Psychology
a. To reward (an experimental subject, for example) with a reinforcer subsequent to a desired response or performance.
b. To encourage (a response) by means of a reinforcer.

[re- + inforce (variant of enforce).]

re′in·force′a·ble adj.

reinforce

(ˌriːɪnˈfɔːs)
vb (tr)
1. to give added strength or support to
2. to give added emphasis to; stress, support, or increase: his rudeness reinforced my determination.
3. (Military) to give added support to (a military force) by providing more men, supplies, etc
4. (Psychology) psychol to reward an action or response of (a human or animal) so that it becomes more likely to occur again
[C17: from obsolete renforce, from French renforcer; see re- + inforce enforce]
ˌreinˈforcement n

re•in•force

or re•en•force

(ˌri ɪnˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrs)

v.t. -forced, -forc•ing.
1. to strengthen with some added piece, support, or material: to reinforce a wall.
2. to make more forcible or effective: to reinforce efforts.
3. to augment; increase.
4. to strengthen (a military force) with additional personnel, ships, or aircraft.
5. to strengthen the probability of (a desired behavior) by giving or withholding a reward.
[1590–1600; re- + inforce, alter. of enforce]
re`in•forc′er, n.

reinforce


Past participle: reinforced
Gerund: reinforcing

Imperative
reinforce
reinforce
Present
I reinforce
you reinforce
he/she/it reinforces
we reinforce
you reinforce
they reinforce
Preterite
I reinforced
you reinforced
he/she/it reinforced
we reinforced
you reinforced
they reinforced
Present Continuous
I am reinforcing
you are reinforcing
he/she/it is reinforcing
we are reinforcing
you are reinforcing
they are reinforcing
Present Perfect
I have reinforced
you have reinforced
he/she/it has reinforced
we have reinforced
you have reinforced
they have reinforced
Past Continuous
I was reinforcing
you were reinforcing
he/she/it was reinforcing
we were reinforcing
you were reinforcing
they were reinforcing
Past Perfect
I had reinforced
you had reinforced
he/she/it had reinforced
we had reinforced
you had reinforced
they had reinforced
Future
I will reinforce
you will reinforce
he/she/it will reinforce
we will reinforce
you will reinforce
they will reinforce
Future Perfect
I will have reinforced
you will have reinforced
he/she/it will have reinforced
we will have reinforced
you will have reinforced
they will have reinforced
Future Continuous
I will be reinforcing
you will be reinforcing
he/she/it will be reinforcing
we will be reinforcing
you will be reinforcing
they will be reinforcing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reinforcing
you have been reinforcing
he/she/it has been reinforcing
we have been reinforcing
you have been reinforcing
they have been reinforcing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reinforcing
you will have been reinforcing
he/she/it will have been reinforcing
we will have been reinforcing
you will have been reinforcing
they will have been reinforcing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reinforcing
you had been reinforcing
he/she/it had been reinforcing
we had been reinforcing
you had been reinforcing
they had been reinforcing
Conditional
I would reinforce
you would reinforce
he/she/it would reinforce
we would reinforce
you would reinforce
they would reinforce
Past Conditional
I would have reinforced
you would have reinforced
he/she/it would have reinforced
we would have reinforced
you would have reinforced
they would have reinforced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.reinforce - make stronger; "he reinforced the concrete"
beef up, fortify, strengthen - make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
buttress - reinforce with a buttress; "Buttress the church"
line - reinforce with fabric; "lined books are more enduring"
bolster, bolster up - support and strengthen; "bolster morale"
mine - lay mines; "The Vietnamese mined Cambodia"
2.reinforce - strengthen and support with rewards; "Let's reinforce good behavior"
instruct, teach, learn - impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"

reinforce

verb
1. consolidate, support, increase, further, encourage, promote, boost, sustain, foster, heighten, magnify, amplify, augment This sense of privilege tends to be reinforced by the outside world.
consolidate undermine, weaken, contradict
2. support, strengthen, fortify, toughen, stress, prop, supplement, emphasize, underline, harden, bolster, stiffen, shore up, buttress They had to reinforce the walls with exterior beams.
3. increase, extend, add to, strengthen, supplement, augment Troops and police have been reinforced.

reinforce

verb
To make or become tight or tighter:
Translations
يُقَوِّي، يَدْعَم ، يُعَزِّز
posílitzpevnit
forstærke
styrkja
nostiprinātpastiprināt
ojačitiokrepiti
güçlendirmektakviye etmek

reinforce

[ˌriːɪnˈfɔːs] VT (gen, fig) → reforzar; [+ concrete] → armar

reinforce

[ˌriːɪnˈfɔːrs] vt
(= strengthen) [+ wall, structure] → renforcer
(= emphasize) [+ message, point] → renforcer

reinforce

vt (lit, fig, Psych, Mil) → verstärken; concrete alsoarmieren (spec); sb’s demands, beliefstärken, stützen; evidence, statementstützen, bestätigen; opinionbestätigen; to reinforce somebody’s decision/determinationjdn in seiner Entscheidung/Absicht bestärken; to reinforce the messageder Botschaft (dat)mehr Nachdruck verleihen

reinforce

[ˌriːɪnˈfɔːs] vt (army, material, structure) → rinforzare (fig) (theory, belief) → rafforzare

reinforce

(riːinˈfoːs) verb
to make stronger. I've reinforced the elbows of this jacket with leather patches; Extra troops will be sent to reinforce the army.
ˌreinˈforcement noun
1. the act of reinforcing.
2. (in plural) men added to an army etc in order to strengthen it. As the enemy attacks increased, the general called for reinforcements.

reinforce

v. reforzar; fortalecer.

reinforce

vt reforzar
References in classic literature ?
Pupin, came the idea of "loading" a telephone line, in such a way as to reinforce the electric current.
Rather, as there was something abnormal and misbegotten in the very essence of the creature that now faced me--something seizing, surprising and revolting-- this fresh disparity seemed but to fit in with and to reinforce it; so that to my interest in the man's nature and character, there was added a curiosity as to his origin, his life, his fortune and status in the world.
Being able to reinforce and supply it amply by sea, he would push his interior posts in every direction up the rivers and along the coast; supplying the natives at a lower rate, and thus gradually obliging the Northwest Company to give up the competition, relinquish New Caledonia, and retire to the other side of the mountains.
The midships engine, generally used as a reinforce, is not running; so the port and starboard turbine vacuum-chambers draw direct into the return-mains.
I was grateful for this--it was very well so far as it went; but it did not keep me from remembering that night in a worried waking hour that I now had her word for it to reinforce my own impression that the old woman was very cunning.