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Meaning of REENFORCE

Pronunciation:  `reeen'fowrs

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  make stronger; "reinforced concrete"

REENFORCE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: reinforce
 See Also: beef up, bolster, bolster up, buttress, fortify, line, mine, strengthen, support



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re`["e]n*force"\ (-f?rs"), v. t. [Pref. re- +
    enforce: cf. F. renforcer.]
    To strengthen with new force, assistance, material, or
    support; as, to re["e]nforce an argument; to re["e]nforce a
    garment; especially, to strengthen with additional troops, as
    an army or a fort, or with additional ships, as a fleet.
    [Written also {reinforce}.]
  2. \Re`["e]n*force"\, n. [See {Re["e]nforce}, v., and cf.
    {Ranforce}, {Reinforce}.]
    Something which re["e]nforces or strengthens. Specifically:
    (a) 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}.
    (b) An additional thickness of canvas, cloth, or the like,
        around an eyelet, buttonhole, etc.