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- (transitive) To strengthen, especially by addition or augmentation.
- He reinforced the handle with a metal rod and a bit of tape.
- (transitive) To emphasize or review.
- The right homework will reinforce and complement the lesson!
- 2021 February 24, Greg Morse, “Great Heck: a tragic chain of events”, in RAIL, number 925, page 42:
- The accident was also one of several since Clapham [...] that demonstrated the role of breakable windows in the death toll. RSSB research would later confirm and reinforce the need for laminated glass to protect passengers and increase survivability.
- (transitive) To encourage (a behavior or idea) through repeated stimulus.
- Advertising for fast food can reinforce unhealthy dietary tendencies.
- (strengthen): strengthen, augment, fortify, buttress, bolster, line
- (emphasize): emphasize, review, repeat
- (encourage): encourage, reward, instruct, teach, learn
to strengthen by addition
to emphasize or review
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