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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

reinforce

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

reinforce

[ˌriːɪnˈfɔːs] VT (gen, fig) → reforzar; [+ concrete] → armar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

reinforce

[ˌriːɪnˈfɔːrs] vt
(= strengthen) [+ wall, structure] → renforcer
(= emphasize) [+ message, point] → renforcer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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reinforce

[ˌriːɪnˈfɔːs] vt (army, material, structure) → rinforzare (fig) (theory, belief) → rafforzare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

reinforce

v. reforzar; fortalecer.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

reinforce

vt reforzar
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The bilateral Trade Investment Treaty signed in December 2009 with Germany has opened a new chapter in economic relationship and helped in re-enforcing business relations between the two countries.
The new name Hummersea Hills was chosen by children from Hummersea Primary School as part of a competition earlier in the year, re-enforcing Coast and Country's commitment to ensuring the community's voice plays an integral part in its regeneration work.
Hosting the movie premieres would not only put Birmingham on the map, re-enforcing its position as Second City, but would also mean a major boost for tourism, with bars and restaurants on Broad Street set to benefit from hundreds of thousands of pounds of extra business.
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'Each school has its own arrangements for informing and advising parents on outbreaks of head lice - guidance from the authority is they should not single out parents of one or more children, but should send out a blanket letter to all parents re-enforcing standard practices.'