reinforce (reinforces, present participle reinforcing; past and past participle reinforced)

  1. (transitive) To strengthen, especially by addition or augmentation.
    He reinforced the handle with a metal rod and a bit of tape.
  2. (transitive) To emphasize or review.
    The right homework will reinforce and complement the lesson!
  3. (transitive) To encourage (a behavior or idea) through repeated stimulus.
    Advertising for fast food can reinforce unhealthy dietary tendencies.
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