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      vb   tr  
1    to give added strength or support to  
2    to give added emphasis to; stress, support, or increase  
his rudeness reinforced my determination     
3    to give added support to (a military force) by providing more men, supplies, etc.  
4      (Psychol)   to reward an action or response of (a human or animal) so that it becomes more likely to occur again  
     (C17: from obsolete renforce, from French renforcer; see re- + inforce enforce)  
  reinforcement      n  
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augment, bolster, buttress, emphasize, fortify, harden, increase, prop, shore up, stiffen, strengthen, stress, supplement, support, toughen, underline  
   contradict, undermine, weaken  

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