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English verb: reinforce

1. reinforce (change) make stronger

SamplesHe reinforced the concrete.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)beef up, fortify, strengthen

Narrower (hyponym)bolster, bolster up, buttress, line, mine

2. reinforce (communication) strengthen and support with rewards

SamplesLet's reinforce good behavior.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)instruct, learn, teach

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