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Synonyms for reinforce
ˌri ɪnˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reinforce, reenforce(verb)

    make stronger

    "he reinforced the concrete"

    reenforce, reward

  2. reinforce, reward(verb)

    strengthen and support with rewards

    "Let's reinforce good behavior"

    reenforce, honour, honor, repay, pay back, reward


  1. reinforce(verb)

    encourage, bolster, instruct, repeat, strengthen, augment, line, emphasize, review, buttress, learn, reward, fortify, teach

  2. reinforce(verb)

    To strengthen, especially by addition or augmentation.

    He reinforced the handle with a metal rod and a bit of tape.

    encourage, reward, repeat, learn, line, instruct, buttress, teach, emphasize, fortify, strengthen, review, augment, bolster

  3. reinforce(verb)

    To emphasize or review.

    The right homework will reinforce and complement the lesson!

    strengthen, encourage, augment, review, line, buttress, instruct, reward, bolster, repeat, fortify, learn, teach, emphasize

  4. reinforce(verb)

    To encourage a behavior or idea through repeated stimulus.

    Advertising for fast food can reinforce unhealthy dietary tendencies.

    review, bolster, line, emphasize, strengthen, repeat, reward, fortify, teach, augment, instruct, encourage, buttress, learn

Editors Contribution

  1. guird

    i used this sentence in an insurance report. "note one of many vertical 4" "i" beams installed (right, foreground) to guird the rear elevation basement wall."

    Submitted by anonymous on November 19, 2019  

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How to use reinforce in a sentence?

  1. Christianne Boudreau:

    In fact, what's out there is only something that can reinforce those ideas so we really need to start challenging the ideologies that are being placed in their minds.

  2. Abengoa Yield:

    We want to reinforce our autonomy from Abengoa to become a completely independent company.

  3. President Obama:

    The repudiation of the TPP would neuter the U.S. presidency for the next 19?months, it would reinforce global concerns that the vicissitudes of domestic politics are increasingly rendering the United States a less reliable ally ... it would signal a lack of U.S. commitment to Asia at a time when China is flexing its muscles.

  4. Nader Tavakoli:

    Today's actions by the Governor reinforce the merits of our lawsuits against HTA and the government, we are disappointed that rather than doing everything it can to meet its financial obligations and negotiate in good faith with creditors for consensual solutions, the government, on the advice of bankruptcy advisors, is engaging in further machinations to advance its lobbying campaign ahead of Congressional action.

  5. Morgan Stanley:

    The USD downward correction is complete, a stronger dollar would only reinforce our near-term concerns for oil prices, especially Brent.

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