|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 |
reinforcement re·in·force·ment (rē'ĭn-fôrs'mənt)
The act or process of reinforcing.
Something that reinforces.
The occurrence or experimental introduction of an unconditioned stimulus along with a conditioned stimulus.
The strengthening of a conditioned response by such means.