'Re-enforce' definitions:

Definition of 'Re-enforce'

  • Reenforce \Re`en*force"\, Re-enforce \Re`-en*force"\(-f?rs"), v. t. [Pref. re- + enforce: cf. F. renforcer.]
  • 1. To strengthen with new force, assistance, material, or support; as, to reenforce an argument; to reenforce a garment; especially, to strengthen with additional troops, as an army or a fort, or with additional ships, as a fleet. [Written also reinforce.] [1913 Webster]
  • 2. (Psychology) To increase the likelihood that (a specific behavior) will be repeated by giving a reward or punishment to a person or animal; as, to reenforce the students' willingness to study by giving awards for good grades. [PJC]

Definition of 're-enforce'

  • re-enforce \re-enforce\ v.
  • 1. to make stronger; "reinforced concrete".
  • Syn: reinforce, reenforce. [WordNet 1.5] re-enforce