Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To strengthen with new force, assistance, material, or support;
  • transitive verb (Psychology) To increase the likelihood that (a specific behavior) will be repeated by giving a reward or punishment to a person or animal.
  • noun That part of a cannon near the breech which is thicker than the rest of the piece, so as better to resist the force of the exploding powder. See Illust. of cannon.
  • noun An additional thickness of canvas, cloth, or the like, around an eyelet, buttonhole, etc.

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  • verb Alternative form of re-enforce.

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  • verb make stronger

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