|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 |
reinforce re·in·force (rē'ĭn-fôrs')
v. re·in·forced, re·in·forc·ing, re·in·forc·es
To give more force or effectiveness to something; strengthen.
To reward an individual, especially an experimental subject, with a reinforcer subsequent to a desired response or performance.
To stimulate a response by means of a reinforcer.