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
reinforcer re·in·forc·er (rē’ĭn-fôr’sər)
A stimulus, such as a reward, that in operant conditioning maintains or strengthens a desired response.
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 (used with object) 1. to take, as food, into the body (opposed to egest). 2. Aeronautics. to draw (foreign matter) into the inlet of a jet engine, often causing damage to the engine. verb (transitive) 1. to take (food or liquid) into the body 2. (of a jet engine) to suck in (an object, […]
verb (used with object) 1. to live or dwell in (a place), as people or animals: Small animals inhabited the woods. 2. to exist or be situated within; dwell in: Weird notions inhabit his mind. verb (used without object) 3. Archaic. to live or dwell, as in a place. verb -its, -iting, -ited 1. (transitive) […]
noun 1. Jean Baptiste [French zhahn ba-teest] /French ʒɑ̃ baˈtist/ (Show IPA), (“Django”) 1910–53, Belgian gypsy jazz guitarist. 2. Max [maks;; German mahks] /mæks;; German mɑks/ (Show IPA), (Max Goldmann) 1873–1943, German theatrical director, producer, and actor; born in Austria. noun 1. Django (ˈdʒæŋɡəʊ), real name Jean Baptiste Reinhardt. 1910–53, French jazz guitarist, whose work […]
noun 1. a male given name.