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ˌri ɪnˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrsre·in·force

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reinforce, reenforce(verb)

    make stronger

    "he reinforced the concrete"

  2. reinforce, reward(verb)

    strengthen and support with rewards

    "Let's reinforce good behavior"


  1. reinforce(Verb)

    To strengthen, especially by addition or augmentation.

    He reinforced the handle with a metal rod and a bit of tape.

  2. reinforce(Verb)

    To emphasize or review.

    The right homework will reinforce and complement the lesson!

  3. reinforce(Verb)

    To encourage a behavior or idea through repeated stimulus.

    Advertising for fast food can reinforce unhealthy dietary tendencies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reinforce(verb)

    see Reenforce, v. t

  2. Reinforce(noun)

    see Reenforce, n


  1. Reinforce

    Reinforce is a key character in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, who reveals herself near the end. She does not appear in either Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha or the alternate universe shown in the Triangle Heart series. She is voiced by Sanae Kobayashi. The former Book of Darkness and creator of the Wolkenritter, Reinforce was reformed by Hayate Yagami and became her partner. Reinforce is a Lost Logia and an intelligent creation of Belkan mages whose names have been lost to time. In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, she is reformatted into the much smaller Reinforce II.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reinforce

    rē-in-fōrs′, v.t. to enforce again: to strengthen with new force or support: (Spens.) to compel.—ns. Reinforce′ment, the act of reinforcing: additional force or assistance, esp. of troops; Reinfor′cer, any additional strengthening added to a thing.—adj. Reinfor′cible.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. reinforce

    In artillery, that increase, beyond its general conical outline, of the metal towards the breech, which was marked on old pattern guns by rings. They are generally in cast guns omitted now, though the principle of the reinforce remains, yet less defined in nature and number, in the recent wrought and built-up guns.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. reinforce

    In gunnery, is the thickest part of the body of the gun, in front of the base-ring or base-line; if there be more than one reinforce, that which is next the base-ring or base-line is called the first reinforce; the other the second reinforce. See Ordnance, Construction of, Molding.

  2. reinforce

    To strengthen with new force, assistance, or support; especially, to strengthen, as an army or a fort, with additional troops, or a navy with additional ships.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reinforce' in Verbs Frequency: #589

How to pronounce reinforce?

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How to say reinforce in sign language?

  1. reinforce


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reinforce in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reinforce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of reinforce in a Sentence

  1. Michael Cohen:

    That's the message that Michael Cohen wanted to reinforce.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument.

  3. Joe Buccino:

    The chief of staff reported that he did reinforce this message.

  4. Justin Sattina:

    I see these little looks of thanks when I reinforce that for the family.

  5. Pamela Skillings:

    This helps reinforce in the interviewer's mind that this is the right role.

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