reinforce has definitions from the field of education
1
[ verb ] make stronger

Synonyms

reenforce

Examples

"reinforced concrete"

Used in print

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

The study of the St._Louis area 's economic prospects prepared for the Construction_Industry Joint_Conference confirms and reinforces both the findings of the Metropolitan St._Louis Survey of 1957 and the easily observed picture of the Missouri-Illinois countryside .

(McCall's Needlework and Crafts, Spring-Summer,...)

Join B to bottom of A , scoring and reinforcing with clay coil .

Construct sides , bottom and top as for box , using slip on scored edges and coils of clay to reinforce seams .

Trim away excess clay ; reinforce seam with a coil of clay .

Bend handle ; press scored handle ends firmly in_place using dowel to reinforce container while pressing ; use slip to join .

2
[ verb ] (education) strengthen and support with rewards

Synonyms

reward

Examples

"Let's reinforce good behavior"

Used in print

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The religion supports , re-enforces , reaffirms , and maintains the fundamental values .

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