Meaning of REINFORCE in English

REINFORCE

(~s, reinforcing, ~d)

1.

If something ~s a feeling, situation, or process, it makes it stronger or more intense.

A stronger European Parliament would, they fear, only ~ the power of the larger countries...

VERB: V n

2.

If something ~s an idea or point of view, it provides more evidence or support for it.

The delegation hopes to ~ the idea that human rights are not purely internal matters.

VERB: V n

3.

To ~ an object means to make it stronger or harder.

Eventually, they had to ~ the walls with exterior beams.

VERB: V n with n

~d

Its windows were of ~d glass.

ADJ

4.

To ~ an army or a police force means to make it stronger by increasing its size or providing it with more weapons. To ~ a position or place means to make it stronger by sending more soldiers or weapons.

Both sides have been reinforcing their positions after yesterday’s fierce fighting...

VERB: V n

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