HyperDic: reinforce

English > 2 senses of the word reinforce:
VERBchangereinforce, reenforcemake stronger
communicationreinforce, rewardstrengthen and support with rewards
reinforce > pronunciation
Rhymesairforce ... workhorse: 29 rhymes with aors...
English > reinforce: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake stronger.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"he reinforced the concrete"
Narrowerbolster, bolster upsupport and strengthen
buttressreinforce with a buttress
linereinforce with fabric
minelay mines
Broaderstrengthen, beef up, fortifymake strong or stronger
Nounsreinforcementa military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission
reinforcementa device designed to provide additional strength
English > reinforce: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningstrengthen and support with rewards.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Let's reinforce good behavior"
Broaderteach, learn, instructImpart skills or knowledge to
Nounsreinforcementan act performed to strengthen approved behavior
reinforcer, reinforcement(psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens / weakens the behavior that produced it

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