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Reinforce vs. Reenforce

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Reinforceverb

(transitive) To strengthen, especially by addition or augmentation.

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

Reenforceverb

alternative spelling of re-enforce

Reinforceverb

(transitive) To emphasize or review.

‘The right homework will reinforce and complement the lesson!’;

Reenforceverb

To strengthen with new force, assistance, material, or support; as, to reënforce an argument; to reënforce a garment;

Reinforceverb

(transitive) To encourage (a behavior or idea) through repeated stimulus.

‘Advertising for fast food can reinforce unhealthy dietary tendencies.’;

Reenforceverb

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.

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Reinforceverb

See Reënforce, v. t.

Reenforcenoun

Something which reënforces or strengthens.

Reinforcenoun

See Reënforce, n.

Reenforceverb

make stronger;

‘he reinforced the concrete’;

Reinforceverb

make stronger;

‘he reinforced the concrete’;

Reinforceverb

strengthen and support with rewards;

‘Let's reinforce good behavior’;

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Reinforceverb

strengthen or support (an object or substance), especially with additional material

‘the helmet has been reinforced with a double layer of cork’;

Reinforceverb

strengthen (an existing feeling, idea, or habit)

‘the next few months reinforced my opinion of Vince as a man of his word’;

Reinforceverb

strengthen (a military force) with additional personnel or equipment

‘paratroopers were sent to reinforce the troops already in the area’;

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