reinforce

Definitions

  • Reinforced Butt Joint in Box
    Reinforced Butt Joint in Box
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v reinforce make stronger "he reinforced the concrete"
    • v reinforce strengthen and support with rewards "Let's reinforce good behavior"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reinforce See Reënforce n.
    • v. t Reinforce See Reënforce v. t.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reinforce To add new force, strength, or weight to; strengthen: as, to reinforce an argument.
    • reinforce Specifically Milit., to strengthen with additional military or naval forces, as troops, ships, etc.
    • reinforce To strengthen any part, of an object by an additional thickness, support, or other means.
    • reinforce To enforce; compel.
    • n reinforce An additional thickness or support imparted to any part of an object in order to strengthen it. A strengthening patch or additional thickness sewed round a cringle or eyelet-hole in a sail or tentcover.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Reinforce rē-in-fōrs′ to enforce again: to strengthen with new force or support:
    • v.t Reinforce rē-in-fōrs′ (Spens.) to compel
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Quotations

  • Henry P. Fairchild
    Henry P. Fairchild
    “No amount of artificial reinforcement can offset the natural inequalities of human individuals.”
  • John Milton
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    “What reinforcement we may gain from hope; If not, what resolution from despair.”

Usage

In literature:

It was suspected, also, that the Sikh army had been greatly reinforced by Tej Singh.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
But the enemy were reinforced and drove us down the hill again.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
But as a surname reinforced by the Norman form of Fr.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Pillow halted his men to re-form, and drew them off to await the arrival of reinforcements on the way, under General Polk in person.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
This facilitated the movements of reinforcements, supplies and material, which were coming up fast.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
He, therefore, halted, and sent to Burgoyne for a reinforcement.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
In the meantime Count D'Estaing was still further reinforced by the arrival of the squadron commanded by M. de la Motte.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
During the next few weeks while Dewey was waiting for reinforcements from home, many strange things occurred on shore.
"The Woman with a Stone Heart" by Oscar William Coursey
This unexpected check, and the considerable reinforcements, that the Austrians received, determined Joachim to fall back.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
If he deems success doubtful, he is to await reinforcements.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
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In poetry:

When reinforcements came at last,
Then woe betide the Huns,
From man to man the word was passed
"We must retake the guns."
"Langemark" by Abner Cosens
An image of an aeroplane
the propeller is rashers of bacon
the wings are of reinforced lard
the tail is made of paper-clips
the pilot is a wasp
"The Very Image - To Rene Magritte" by David Gascoyne
"This morning, at daybreak, a terrible charge
Was made on the enemy's centre: such large
And fresh reinforcements were held at his back,
He stoutly and stubbornly met the attack.
"Beechenbrook - IX" by Margaret Junkin Preston
Sometimes my eye is caught like a big dumb fly
by the masterly spider webs in the corners of my room.
But I really look up
to the seventy-seven-story, reinforced-concrete mountains
my blue-shirted builders create!
"Regarding Art" by Nazim Hikmet
So in fact it stands.
What shall I say? Yes, Nathan, 'tis all right:
Tho' he himself is dead. I came to Syria
With the last reinforcement of our order,
But--but what has all this long tale to do
With Recha's brother, whom -
"Nathan The Wise - Act V" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Kanawha County prosecutors say they will ask a judge to reinforce a 40-year prison term for Thomas Mallo, a West Side teen who was convicted of stabbing his elderly neighbor to death in 2009.
Lower bridge repair costs with carbon fiber reinforced polymer rod panels.
Chomarat Wins JEC Innovation Award For Carbon Reinforcement .
SR 99 tunnel crews will also use the closure to continue placing reinforcing fiber wrap on the viaduct between South Washington and Columbia streets.
Structural reinforcement necessary at Buchwald Center.
Javier then bolted the grille reinforcement panel to the core support.
Steel reinforcing bars and welded wire reinforcement will not prevent cracking.
Composites based on Ticona's Fortron PPS are used wherever reinforcement is needed to cuts costs and weight without sacrificing strength and stability.
A multilayer textile reinforcement web was patented.
Reinforcement learning problems are commonly tackled with temporal difference methods, which use dynamic programming and statistical sampling to estimate the long-term value of taking each action in each state.
And follow-up actions such as that taken by the Pennsylvania State Police and New York City police reinforce that protection net from abuse that we seek for all citizens.
President James Rosser 's leadership at California State University, Los Angeles is a testament that diversity and excellence are mutually reinforcing qualities in an academic setting.
SD Capitol Rotunda Floor Gets Reinforced.
A cold front will reinforce the chill tomorrow.
It reinforced how selfish behavior never contributes to a healthy relationship and how incredibly thankful I am that my husband Will and I have God with us on our wedded journey.
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In science:

Thus the problem with the value of the specific-heat exponent has now been strongly reinforced by our calculations on much larger lattices.
Specific-Heat Exponent of Random-Field Systems via Ground-State Calculations
This relation already appeared, as a tool, in a work of Pemantle (cf ), for the study of reinforced random walks on binary trees, for very special laws of reinforcement.
A note on edge oriented reinforced random walks and RWRE
We now define for a law of reinforcement the notion of admissibility, which will play a key role in the following.
A note on edge oriented reinforced random walks and RWRE
At any vertex we suppose given a law of reinforcement V (x) with d(x) neighbours: V (x) : ~p → (Vi (x, ~p))1≤i≤d(x) .
A note on edge oriented reinforced random walks and RWRE
This is combined with an interpretation of the process as an edge-oriented reinforced random walk (cf Enriquez and Sabot ), allowing us to find the exact law of the process.
Random walks in random environment: What a single trajectory tells
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