reinforce

To reinforce means to make stronger. You can reinforce your roof by putting some extra supports under it.

Besides a physical structure, there are many things you can reinforce. If you want to reinforce a message, you can say it louder, rephrase and repeat it or give examples of what you expect. You use dog biscuits to reinforce certain behaviors in your dog. Bad experiences will reinforce your fears, good ones your hopes. And when military leaders reinforce their troops, they send additional soldiers to the front.

Definitions of reinforce
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v strengthen and support with rewards

“Let's reinforce good behavior”
Synonyms:
reward
Type of:
instruct, learn, teach
impart skills or knowledge to

v make stronger

“he reinforced the concrete”
Synonyms:
reenforce
Types:
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buttress
reinforce with a buttress
line
reinforce with fabric
bolster, bolster up
support and strengthen
mine
lay mines
countermine
destroy enemy mines with one's own mines
Type of:
beef up, fortify, strengthen
make strong or stronger

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