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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: reinforce /ˌriːɪnˈfɔː(r)s/ 
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I/you/we/theyreinforce
he/she/itreinforces
present participlereinforcing
past tensereinforced
past participlereinforced
  1. 1
    to make an idea, belief, or feeling stronger

    These latest figures reinforce the view that economic growth is slowing.

    The message that you should not drink and drive needs to be constantly reinforced.

    1. a.
      to make a situation, process, or type of behaviour stronger and more likely to continue

      Feminists often argue that marriage reinforces the inequality between the sexes.

  2. 2
    to make a building, structure, or object stronger

    Crews started work today to reinforce the seriously damaged bridge.

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