reinforce VERB 1) strengthen (a military force) with additional personnel or material. 2) give added strength to.
DERIVATIVES reinforcer noun.
ORIGIN French renforcer, influenced by inforce, an obsolete spelling of ENFORCE(Cf. ↑enforcer).

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