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reinforce

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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reinforcere‧in‧force /ˌriːənˈfɔːs $ -ˈfɔːrs/ ●●○ W3 AWL verb [transitive]  1 STRONG FEELING OR BELIEFto give support to an opinion, idea, or feeling, and make it stronger The film reinforces the idea that women should be pretty and dumb.2 STRONG OBJECTto make part of a building, structure, piece of clothing etc stronger3 PMSTRONG PERSONto make a group of people, especially an army, stronger by adding people, equipment etc
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reinforceIf all goes well, the skills develop interactively as they are supposed to, do complement and reinforce each other.Devote most of your time to reinforcing good behavior, with smiles, hugs, compliments or special privileges.In the present case Mr. Glick was fully entitled to, and did, point to practical considerations to reinforce his argument.The depictions on paper money and coins reinforce national icons and symbols.It could reinforce prescriptions for an appropriate scientific method.Huge beams have been added at the top of the walls to reinforce the carved medieval roof.Mobile forms of macrophage circulate in the blood, ready to be recruited into inflamed tissue to reinforce the cells already there.In most cases, the school environment tends to reinforce the influence of the home background.This reinforces the stereotype that blondes have no brains.Overprotective parents may bombard their young children with messages that reinforce their lack of mastery.The dam was reinforced with 20,000 sandbags.The sea wall at Southend is being reinforced with tons of cement.
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Verb table
reinforce
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyreinforce
he, she, itreinforces
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyreinforced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave reinforced
he, she, ithas reinforced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad reinforced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill reinforce
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have reinforced
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam reinforcing
he, she, itis reinforcing
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you, we, theyare reinforcing
Past
I, he, she, itwas reinforcing
you, we, theywere reinforcing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been reinforcing
he, she, ithas been reinforcing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been reinforcing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be reinforcing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been reinforcing
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