Definition of Reinforce

1. Verb. Make stronger. "He reinforced the concrete"

Exact synonyms: Reenforce
Generic synonyms: Beef Up, Fortify, Strengthen
Specialized synonyms: Buttress, Line, Bolster, Bolster Up, Mine
Derivative terms: Reenforcement, Reinforcement, Reinforcement



2. Verb. Strengthen and support with rewards. "Let's reinforce good behavior"
Exact synonyms: Reward
Generic synonyms: Instruct, Learn, Teach
Derivative terms: Reinforcement, Reinforcement, Reinforcer, Reward

Definition of Reinforce

1. v. t. See Reënforce, v. t.

2. n. See Reënforce, n.

Definition of Reinforce

1. Verb. (transitive) To strengthen, especially by addition or augmentation. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To emphasize or review. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To encourage a behavior or idea through repeated stimulus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reinforce

1. [v -FORCED, -FORCING, -FORCES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reinforce

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Literary usage of Reinforce

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1. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York, 1777-1795, 1801 by George Clinton, Hugh Hastings, James Austin Holden, New York (State). Governor (1801-1804 : Clinton), New York (State). State Historian (1901)
"Geo: Clinton. His Excellency Genl. Washington. [No. 25(55.] Five Regiments Ordered to reinforce General Ten Broeck if the Indian Uprising Rumors Be True. ..."

2. Instruction for Heavy Artillery by United States War Dept (1862)
"A GUN BEING ON ITS CARRIAGE, TO PLACE A SHORT ROLLER UNDER THE reinforce. 326. ... 5 and 6 embar between the cheeks and reinforce, as near Jid a chock, ..."

3. From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America by James Longstreet (1895)
"... Perils and Opportunities in the West—Proposes to the Secretary of War to reinforce against ... and send detachments to reinforce the army in Tennessee; ..."

4. The Battle of April 19, 1775: In Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Arlington by Frank Warren Coburn (1912)
"EARL PERCY MARCHES TO reinforce LIEUT.-COL. SMITH. As the command of Lieut.-Col. Smith will now rest for a brief period, let us go back to Boston and start ..."

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