• WordNet 3.6
    • v reenforce make stronger "he reinforced the concrete"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reënforce Something which reënforces or strengthens.
    • Reënforce (Psychology) To increase the likelihood that (a specific behavior) will be repeated by giving a reward or punishment to a person or animal; as, to reenforce the students' willingness to study by giving awards for good grades.
    • Reënforce To strengthen with new force, assistance, material, or support; as, to reënforce an argument; to reënforce a garment;
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. re-, + enforce,: cf. F. renforcer,


In literature:

After the organization under the charter, no time was lost in despatching a reenforcement of colonists.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Our brave fellows, however, stood their ground, waiting for reenforcements, which Burnside called for.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
This is partly due to the constant love interest they take in each other, but it is also reenforced by their reliance on numbers.
"This Simian World" by Clarence Day
Reenforcement by building in waste is often resorted to.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
Plans should also be made to secure sufficient reenforcements of troops.
"Operations Upon the Sea" by Franz Edelsheim
British reenforcements had not come.
"Lafayette" by Martha Foote Crow
He was cut off from reenforcements.
"How the Flag Became Old Glory" by Emma Look Scott
Munro sent to Webb for reenforcements.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
Was it possible that reenforcements had arrived for the government?
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Whether this included the reenforcement by the Liege infantry is uncertain.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various

In news:

Louis County's police chief reenforces his stance against speed cameras, telling KTRS' Paul Harris Monday morning they used only for making money.
Hoffmann's bill reenforces that stance.

In science:

This reenforces the take home message of the paper, namely that for nonparametric inference, the design of tailored proposals, which take into account infinite dimensional structure, can have significant impact on computational complexity.
Optimal Proposal Design for Random Walk Type Metropolis Algorithms with Gaussian Random Field Priors
The spatial features are found to be consistent from year to year, reenforcing the conclusion that the SK results are not dominated by residual atmospheric contamination or other non-celestial signals.
A high-resolution map of the cosmic microwave background around the north celestial pole
We conclude that oxygen atoms are incorporated in chains of Au or Ag atoms, thus reenforcing it, which is most apparent in the case of Ag.
Oxygen enhanced atomic chain formation