verb re·en·force

less common spelling of

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strengthen by additional assistance, material, or support :  make stronger or more pronounced <reinforce levees> <reinforce the elbows of a jacket> <reinforce ideas>

  3. 2 :  to strengthen or increase by fresh additions <reinforce our troops> <were reinforcing their pitching staff>

  4. 3 :  to stimulate (a subject, such as an experimental animal) by reinforcement (see reinforcement 3); also :  to encourage (a response) by reinforcement

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to seek or get reinforcements

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