reinforce

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EtymologyEdit

re- +‎ inforce

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VerbEdit

reinforce (third-person singular simple present reinforces, present participle reinforcing, simple past and past participle reinforced)

  1. (transitive) To strengthen, especially by addition or augmentation.
    He reinforced the handle with a metal rod and a bit of tape.
  2. (transitive) To emphasize or review.
    The right homework will reinforce and complement the lesson!
  3. (transitive) To encourage a behavior or idea through repeated stimulus.
    Advertising for fast food can reinforce unhealthy dietary tendencies.

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Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 17:12