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reinforced, past participle; reinforces, 3rd person singular present; reinforcing, present participle; reinforced, past tense;
  1. Strengthen or support, esp. with additional personnel or material
    • - paratroopers were sent to reinforce the troops already in the area
  2. Strengthen (an existing feeling, idea, or habit)
    • - various actions of the leaders so reinforced fears and suspicions that war became unavoidable

  1. make stronger; "he reinforced the concrete"
  2. strengthen and support with rewards; "Let's reinforce good behavior"
  3. (reinforced) built: (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness; "the built liquid detergents"
  4. (reinforcement) support: 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"
  5. (reinforcement) information that makes more forcible or convincing; "his gestures provided eloquent reinforcement for his complaints"
  6. (reinforcement) reinforcing stimulus: (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it
  7. (Reinforcing) 'Reinforcement is a term in operant conditioning and behavior analysis for the delivery of a stimulus, (immediately or shortly) after a response, that results in an increase in the future rate or probability of that response . ...
  8. To strengthen, especially by addition or augmentation; To emphasize or review; To encourage a behavior or idea through repeated stimulus
  9. (Reinforced (Ankle, Heel, or Toe)) To strengthen a high-stress area of the sock (usually the heel, toe or ankle) with a durable yarn such as Nylon or Polypropylene.
  10. (Reinforced) The stress areas such as the toe or panty portion which have been strengthened with yarns of heavier denier.
  11. (reinforced) Strengthened, especially with additional soldiers.
  12. (REINFORCEMENT) The stiffening effect of solids, such as carbon black, on unvulcanized elastomer mixtures and the enhancement of the physical properties of the vulcanized compound, such as tensile, elongation, modulus, abrasion resistance, tear, etc.
  13. (Reinforcement) Wires, meshes or fibres added to mortars or material incorporated within a render or system to improve its mechanical strength.
  14. (reinforcement) A fabrication technique, often called “rodding,” that refers to the strengthening of unsound marble and limestone by cementing rods into grooves or channels cut into the back of the stone unit. Another method of reinforcement is the lamination of fiberglass to the back of tile units.
  15. (Reinforcement) A material added to the matrix to provide the required properties; ranges from short fibers through complex textile forms.
  16. (Reinforcement) Any consequence, which increases the probability of the response it follows, either the presentation of a positive reinforcer or the removal or reduction of an aversive stimulus.
  17. (Reinforcement) the strengthening members, consisting of either fabric, cord, and/or metal, of a hose. See Ply.
  18. (Reinforcement) A positive event which immediately follows an action thereby creating the doer a pleasant feeling and increasing the likelihood the action will be repeated.
  19. (REINFORCEMENT) A strong material bonded into a matrix to improve its mechanical properties. Reinforcements are usually long fibers, chopped fibers, etc. A material used to reinforce, strengthen or give dimensional stability to a part.
  20. (reinforcement) rods or mesh embedded in concrete to strengthen it
  21. (Reinforcement) the most important principle of behavior and a key element of most behavior change programs. It is the process by which behavior is strengthened. ...
  22. (Reinforcement) Providing strengthening consequences that, when given immediately following a desired response, increases the likelihood that the behavior will occur again.
  23. (reinforcement) bars, wires, strands, fibers, or other slender elements that are embedded in a matrix such that they act together to resist forces. History
  24. (Reinforcement) The process by which a stimulus strengthens a behavioural response so that the probability of response is increased when the stimulus is presented again.
  25. (reinforcement) The attempt to develop or strengthen desirable behavior by either bestowing positive consequences or withholding negative consequences.