Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reinforcement

5 senses of reinforcement

Sense 1
support, reinforcement, reenforcement -- (a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; "they called for artillery support")
       => operation, military operation -- (activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign); "it was a joint operation of the navy and air force")

Sense 2
reinforcement, reenforcement -- (information that makes more forcible or convincing; "his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints")
       => confirmation -- (information that confirms or verifies)

Sense 3
reinforcing stimulus, reinforcer, reinforcement -- ((psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it)
       => stimulation, stimulus, stimulant, input -- (any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action)

Sense 4
strengthener, reinforcement -- (a device designed to provide additional strength; "the cardboard backing was just a strengthener"; "he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook")
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 5
reward, reinforcement -- (an act performed to strengthen approved behavior)
       => blessing, approval, approving -- (the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person")

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