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")

Antonyms of adj reinforced

2 senses of reinforced

Sense 1
reinforced, strengthened -- (given added strength or support; "reinforced concrete contains steel bars or metal netting")

INDIRECT (VIA strong) -> weak -- (wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar")

Sense 2
built, reinforced -- ((used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness; "the built liquid detergents")

INDIRECT (VIA improved) -> unimproved -- (not made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially not made ready for use or marketing; "taxes on unimproved land are low"; "unimproved dirt roads")

Similarity of adj reinforced

2 senses of reinforced

Sense 1
reinforced, strengthened -- (given added strength or support; "reinforced concrete contains steel bars or metal netting")
       => strong (vs. weak) -- (having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man")

Sense 2
built, reinforced -- ((used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness; "the built liquid detergents")
       => improved (vs. unimproved) -- (made more desirable or valuable or profitable; especially made ready for use or marketing; "new houses are springing up on an improved tract of land near the river"; "an improved breed")

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