Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb reinforce

2 senses of reinforce

Sense 1
reinforce, reenforce -- (make stronger; "he reinforced the concrete")
       => strengthen, beef up, fortify -- (make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries")

Sense 2
reinforce, reward -- (strengthen and support with rewards; "Let's reinforce good behavior")
       => teach, learn, instruct -- (impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat")

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