Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To force; compel; violate.
  • To strengthen or reinforce by the addition of other or of specially skilled members, as juries and deliberative bodies.
  • Reflexively, to exert one's self; endeavor; attempt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To reënforce; to strengthen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb rare To reinforce (a team etc.) with extra people

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