verb (used with object), reenforced, reenforcing, noun
verb (used with object), reinforced, reinforcing.
to strengthen with some added piece, support, or material:
to reinforce a wall.
to strengthen (a military force) with additional personnel, ships, or aircraft:
to reinforce a garrison.
to strengthen; make more forcible or effective:
to reinforce efforts.
to augment; increase:
to reinforce a supply.
Psychology. to strengthen the probability of (a response to a given stimulus) by giving or withholding a reward.
something that reinforces.
a metal band on the rear part of the bore of a gun, where the explosion occurs.
to give added strength or support to
to give added emphasis to; stress, support, or increase: his rudeness reinforced my determination
to give added support to (a military force) by providing more men, supplies, etc
(psychol) to reward an action or response of (a human or animal) so that it becomes more likely to occur again
reinforce re·in·force (rē’ĭn-fôrs’)
v. re·in·forced, re·in·forc·ing, re·in·forc·es
To give more force or effectiveness to something; strengthen.
To reward an individual, especially an experimental subject, with a reinforcer subsequent to a desired response or performance.
To stimulate a response by means of a reinforcer.
verb 1. (intransitive) to take part in or participate again: re-engaged in terrorism 2. (transitive) to employ (someone) again
verb (used with object), reengined, reengining. 1. to equip with a new engine or engines, as an aircraft.
verb (used with object) 1. to engineer anew: to reengineer a motor to make it more efficient.
verb (used with object) 1. to engineer anew: to reengineer a motor to make it more efficient. re-engineering noun 1. the restructuring of a company or part of its operations, esp by utilizing information technology (as modifier): a massive re-engineering programme The examination and modification of a system to reconstitute it in a new form […]