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reinforce

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re-enforce

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reenforce

(rē′ĭn-fôrs′)
tr.v. rein·forced, rein·forcing, rein·forces
Psychology
a. To reward (an experimental subject, for example) with a reinforcer subsequent to a desired response or performance.
b. To encourage (a response) by means of a reinforcer.

re′in·force′a·ble adj.
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These should include executive socialization and training processes to reenforce commitment and perspectives;
No-fault divorce laws both reflect and reenforce this ideology, as well as establishing conventions of legal relevance that strengthen the attorney's hand.
This problem, deeply rooted in the society as a whole, will not be resolved by resurrecting the educational goals and standards of the recent past, which themselves reenforce rather than solve the problem.
More to the point, she does not really offer dialogue with the body of criticism; rather, she mentions critics briefly to reenforce a theme she is developing.
As well as police action many pubs have taken it upon themselves to reenforce the message.
Much of it was devoted to measures that he wants to undertake in his new term--assuming he gets one--that would reenforce the so-called "three-strikes and you're out" philosophy of violent offenders.
Pundits of TV and talk radio shows reenforce these tendencies.
The novel's manner is intelligent comic melodrama, and its form is hundreds of short scenes, dated and placed, which reenforce the playlike drama that is unfolding.
For, this example clearly serves to reenforce Joan Scott's caveat that statistics "are neither totally neutral collections of fact nor simply ideological impositions.
The Hollands Noorderkwartier Regional Water Board and the Department of Public Works and Water Management are to contract the Van Oord (50%) - Boskalis (50%) joint venture to reenforce and to sustain the Hondsbossche and Pettemer Sea Defence from Petten to Camperduin, on the northern stretch of the Dutch coastline.
This applies to all parties in an arrangement [in which] employer-employee relationship exists and it reenforces the rights of workers to labor standards, self-organization, collective bargaining and security of tenure,' he said.
The guy is funny and on point, but this just reenforces a culture of sexism in skateboarding.