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English verb: reinforce

1. reinforce (change) make stronger


SamplesHe reinforced the concrete.


Synonymsreenforce


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.


Synonymsreward


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)instruct, learn, teach









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