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reinforce

verb [T] uk   /ˌriː.ɪnˈfɔːs/ us    /-ˈfɔːrs/
C2 to make something stronger: The pockets on my jeans are reinforced with double stitching.Becoming and making stronger C1 If something reinforces an idea or opinion, it provides more proof or support for it and makes it seem true: The final technical report into the accident reinforces the findings of initial investigations. His behaviour merely reinforced my dislike of him.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting to provide an army with more soldiers or weapons to make it stronger: The garrison is to be reinforced with/by another two battalions of soldiers.Providing weapons or taking weapons away
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