reinforce-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: strengthen or make more effective by adding support or proof

The garrison is to be reinforced by another two battalions of soldiers.
The final report into the accident reinforces the findings of initial investigations.
His behaviour merely reinforced my dislike of him.
The news reinforced her hopes.
Educating the community helps reinforce the law.
Don't reinforce mere participation in activities that your children already enjoy.
The owner should then be very careful not to reinforce a wrong behaviour.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: reinforce.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2