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1. reinforce

verb. ['ˌriːɪnˈfɔrs'] make stronger.

Synonyms

  • bolster up
  • beef up
  • mine
  • line
  • reenforce
  • bolster
  • strengthen
  • fortify

Antonyms

  • devitalize
  • inactivity
  • natural object
  • curve

Etymology

  • inforce (English)
  • re- (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Reinforce

  • gift-horse
  • midcourse
  • remorse
  • perforce
  • outsource
  • laforce
  • ensource
  • enforce
  • endorse
  • divorce
  • vorce
  • source
  • sorce
  • nourse
  • norse
  • morss
  • morse
  • horse
  • hoarse
  • fourths
  • forse
  • course
  • 'course
  • corse
  • coarse
  • bourse
  • borse

How do you spell reinforce? Is it reforce ?

A common misspelling of reinforce is reforce

Example sentences of the word reinforce


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Messages sent during the holidays reinforce the customer's perception of the company.

2. Verb, base form
This should not be a problem if you continue to reinforce the meanings with the modern day version.

Quotes containing the word reinforce


1. Great leaders understand that historical success tends to produce stable and inwardly focused organizations, and these outfits, in turn, reinforce a feeling of contentment with the status quo.
- John P. Kotter

2. The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.
- Mao Zedong

3. While it is positive for young black males and females to learn discipline and self-responsibility, those attitudes, values, and habits of being can be taught with pedagogical strategies that are liberatory, that do not rely on coercive control and punishment to reinforce positive behavior.
- bell hooks, killing rage: Ending Racism

2. reinforce

verb. ['ˌriːɪnˈfɔrs'] strengthen and support with rewards.

Synonyms

  • teach
  • instruct
  • reward

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance
  • empty

Etymology

  • inforce (English)
  • re- (English)
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