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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reinforce mean? 

  The verb REINFORCE has 2 senses:

1. make stronger
2. strengthen and support with rewards

  Familiarity information: REINFORCE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1reinforce [BACK TO TOP]


Make stronger

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


reenforce; reinforce

Context example:

he reinforced the concrete

Hypernyms (to "reinforce" is one way to...):

beef up; fortify; strengthen (make strong or stronger)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "reinforce"):

buttress (reinforce with a buttress)

line (reinforce with fabric)

bolster; bolster up (support and strengthen)

mine (lay mines)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sense 2reinforce [BACK TO TOP]


Strengthen and support with rewards

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


reinforce; reward

Context example:

Let's reinforce good behavior

Hypernyms (to "reinforce" is one way to...):

instruct; learn; teach (impart skills or knowledge to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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