Reenforce
Reenforce 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. [Written also {reinforce}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Reenforce — Re [ e]n*force ( f?rs ), v. t. [Pref. re + enforce: cf. F. renforcer.] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reenforce — index reconfirm, relieve (give aid) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • reenforce — or re enforce [rē΄in fôrs′] vt. reenforced, reenforcing REINFORCE …   English World dictionary

  • reenforce — variant of reinforce …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reenforce — /ree euhn fawrs , fohrs /, v.t., reenforced, reenforcing, n. reinforce. Also, re enforce. * * * …   Universalium

  • reenforce — rɪːɪn fÉ”rs / fɔːs v. strengthen, fortify, support; increase; (Psychology) provide a reward or punishment in order to encourage or discourage a particular response (also reinforce) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reenforce — re·enforce …   English syllables

  • reenforce — re•en•force [[t]ˌri ənˈfɔrs, ˈfoʊrs[/t]] v. t. reinforce …   From formal English to slang

  • reenforce — verb make stronger (Freq. 1) he reinforced the concrete • Syn: ↑reinforce • Derivationally related forms: ↑reenforcement, ↑reinforcement (for: ↑reinforce) …   Useful english dictionary

  • reinforce — Reenforce Re [ e]n*force ( f?rs ), v. t. [Pref. re + enforce: cf. F. renforcer.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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