Definition of 'reinforce'
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Example sentences containing 'reinforce'
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This way of dividing the past reinforces ideas of who a people are and what they stand for. Smithsonian Mag (2017)The writer would contend that neither simply presented an idea and then reinforced it. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)It was hard to decipher through reinforced glass but finally all became clear. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The news reinforces fears that years of expanding waistlines are condemning youngsters to decades of ill health. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These physical symptoms are terrifying and only reinforce the feeling of danger. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The study reinforces the idea that music lies at the centre of our mental foundations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is important that you acknowledge your successes and reinforce your positive feelings. Why Am I Afraid to be Assertive? (1994)The main idea is to reinforce behaviors that are valued. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)He is reinforcing bad feelings you have about yourself and you deserve so much better. The Sun (2008)Photos of skeletal stars and models reinforce the idea that a beautiful body has to be all skin and bone. The Sun (2007)And here he was reinforcing it again just before kick-off. The Sun (2013)His face came attached to a grizzled beard; a finger jabbed at the reinforced glass. STUART: A Life Backwards (2005)In fact, you are reinforcing the fear and the waking behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If things do not improve after your initial chat, speak to her again and reinforce your point. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The country seemed to be wallowing in collective guilt feelings, reinforced by a growing culture of dependency. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Soldiers are being offered a 4,000 bonus to retreat from frontline duties and reinforce a dwindling army of clerks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The probe reinforces fears that dozens of colleges are being used by immigrants as a soft route into Britain. The Sun (2015)Her recent honeymoon in East Africa has reinforced her support for the trading structure. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The Shard is made of 1,100 panes of reinforced glass. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The players were now sure in their minds about how they were to approach each game, a clarity reinforced again by the upswing in results. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It employs steel, reinforced concrete and glass rather than brick, stone and timber. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Losing his grandad, the one reliable male figure in his life, has reinforced that fear. The Sun (2015)With only 15 seconds to take cover, he stepped under a reinforced support beam in the ceiling. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But when the bathroom floor was being reinforced to support the new bath, the fitter discovered the floorboards weren't attached to the front wall. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'reinforce'
British English: reinforce VERB
If something reinforces a feeling, situation, or process, it makes it stronger or more intense.
I hope this will reinforce our determination to deal with this kind of threat.
Definition of reinforce from the Collins English Dictionary
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