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reinforce (v.)

"add new force, strength, or weight to," c. 1600, originally in military sense, from re- "again" + inforce, variant of enforce "drive by physical force; fortify, strengthen" (compare re-enforce, and seeen- (1)). Related: Reinforced; reinforcing.

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Definitions of reinforce from WordNet

reinforce (v.)
make stronger;
he reinforced the concrete
Synonyms: reenforce
reinforce (v.)
strengthen and support with rewards;
Let's reinforce good behavior
Synonyms: reward
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