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re·en·force

or re-en·force  (rē′ĭn-fôrs′, -fōrs′)
v.
Variants of reinforce.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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"
bolster, bolster up - support and strengthen; "bolster morale"
mine - lay mines; "The Vietnamese mined Cambodia"
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"These companies create and support employment and reenforce the message that North Lanarkshire is a strong location to invest, locate and grow."
"We have a lot of European Union employees involved in social care throughout the country and a lot face a great deal of trepidation of what is before them after this process.This is something I have been discussing with the chief executive and the resource team in order to provide reassurance and I want to reenforce that these employees provide a valuable contribution to our social and economic infrastructure."
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Attacks as such is a reminder to be prepared, to be vigilant, and to make sure to reenforce in places where there would be the greatest likelihood of a potential follow-up attack.
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They are also seeking to reenforce the promenade's link to the town centre at that point.
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Peter Whitehead (pictured) of RSM Tenon in Birmingham commented: "In choosing to sponsor the Lifetime Achievement Award, we are looking to recognise and reenforce in the potential winner just those very traits - to be recognised for excellence and to be the best you can be in your chosen area of expertise."
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"I support the revolution in Bahrain too, but the interference of Saudi Arabia by sending military troops to reenforce Bahrain prevented it," he said.
Tap the barreled receiver with a plastic or rawhide hammer to reenforce the marks left by the marking agent just as you did on the bottom metal.
Douglas has analyzed how the integrity of the self is determined in relation to definitions of the purity, or internal consistency, of the social institution, which excludes otherness to reenforce its own stability.