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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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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.
The researchers pointed out the results only reenforce the importance of maintaining a healthy weight as you age.
They are also seeking to reenforce the promenade's link to the town centre at that point.
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.
Peter Whitehead, of RSM Tenon in Birmingham, said: "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.
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.
This insistence strikes me as at times quite metaphysical, and to reenforce the mind-body dualism it aims to deconstruct.
The snap should not replace other forms of communication, but it helps reenforce the new behaviors quicker.
Baldy" Smith's XVIII Army Corps of the Army of the James had been detached to reenforce the Army of the Potomac and was currently entrenched in the Union line at Cold Harbor.
The tactile work helped reenforce the ecological importance of saving virgin jungle and the wildlife it protects.