reinforce


reinforce
01. Religious wars throughout the world have simply [reinforced] my negative opinion of organized religion.
02. The media often [reinforces] stereotypes regarding minorities.
03. The battle was going badly, and the army had to call for [reinforcements].
04. The leader of the party is trying to [reinforce] his position by surrounding himself with his most loyal supporters.
05. Overly strict parents often seem to [reinforce] their teenagers' determination to rebel.
06. He made a paper airplane, and [reinforced] the wings with tape to make it heavier, so it would go farther and straighter.
07. The United Nation's choice of Norway as the best country in the world to live in has [reinforced] this country's good reputation abroad.
08. The government has sent out troops to try to prevent [reinforcements] from reaching the rebel camp.
09. The division of labor in human societies leads to increasing dependencies, which in turn [reinforce] social behavior.
10. Emile Durkheim claimed that religion creates and [reinforces] social solidarity.
11. George Weinberg once said you must never give up what you're trying to do because giving up [reinforces] a sense of incompetence, whereas going on gives you a commitment to success.
12. Writer Lisa Alther once admitted, "I wrote for twelve years, and collected 250 rejection slips before getting any fiction published, so I guess outside [reinforcement] isn't all that important to me."
13. In March of 1943, the Allies won an important battle in the Bismarck Sea, ending efforts by Japan to send [reinforcements] to its troops in New Guinea.
14. In 2003, the concrete shield thrown up to block radiation escaping the Chernobyl nuclear power station after it exploded in 1986 was collapsing and needed urgent [reinforcement].
15. Researchers now believe that smoking cigarettes produces chemical reactions in the brain which lead to [reinforcing] effects.

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  • reinforce — UK US /ˌriːɪnˈfɔːs/ verb [T] ► PRODUCTION to make a material or structure stronger by adding something to it: »The containers have been reinforced with steel bands. »reinforced concrete ► to make an idea or belief stronger: reinforce the… …   Financial and business terms

  • reinforce — [rē΄in fôrs′] vt. reinforced, reinforcing [ RE + inforce, var. of ENFORCE] 1. to strengthen (a military, naval, or air force) with additional troops, ships, planes, etc. 2. to increase the number or amount of 3. to strengthen or make stronger, as …   English World dictionary

  • Reinforce — Re in*force ( f?rs ), v. t. See {Re[ e]nforce}, v. t. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reinforce — Re in*force , n. See {Re[ e]nforce}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reinforce — I verb augment, bolster, boost, brace, buttress, conflrmare, energize, fortify, intensify, reconstitute, redouble, reestablish, refurbish, reinvigorate, reorganize, replenish, strengthen, supplement, support II index accumulate (enlarge), aid,… …   Law dictionary

  • reinforce — c.1600, originally in military sense, from RE (Cf. re ) again + ENFORCE (Cf. enforce) (Cf. RE ENFORCE (Cf. re enforce)). Related: Reinforced; reinforcing …   Etymology dictionary

  • reinforce — *strengthen, invigorate, fortify, energize Analogous words: *increase, augment, multiply, enlarge: *support, sustain, prop, bolster, buttress …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reinforce — [v] strengthen, augment add fuel to fire*, add to, back up, beef up*, bolster, boost, build up, buttress, carry, emphasize, energize, enlarge, fortify, harden, heat up, hype, increase, lend a hand, multiply, pick up, pillar, prop, prop up, punch… …   New thesaurus

  • reinforce — ► VERB 1) strengthen (a military force) with additional personnel or material. 2) give added strength to. DERIVATIVES reinforcer noun. ORIGIN French renforcer, influenced by inforce, an obsolete spelling of ENFORCE(Cf. ↑enforcer) …   English terms dictionary

  • reinforce — [[t]ri͟ːɪnfɔ͟ː(r)s[/t]] reinforces, reinforcing, reinforced 1) VERB If something reinforces a feeling, situation, or process, it makes it stronger or more intense. [V n] A stronger European Parliament would, they fear, only reinforce the power of …   English dictionary

  • reinforce */*/ — UK [ˌriːɪnˈfɔː(r)s] / US [ˌrɪɪnˈfɔrs] verb [transitive] Word forms reinforce : present tense I/you/we/they reinforce he/she/it reinforces present participle reinforcing past tense reinforced past participle reinforced 1) a) to make an idea,… …   English dictionary