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re·en·forceor re-en·force (rē′ĭn-fôrs′, -fōrs′)
Variants of reinforce.
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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.
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|Verb||1.||reenforce - 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"
mine - lay mines; "The Vietnamese mined Cambodia"
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