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reinforce (something) with (something)

1. To make something stronger, sturdier, or more resilient by additional materials or supports. We need to reinforce this wall with steel beams, or else it could come crashing down under the weight of the house. They started reinforcing the barricade with anything heavy they could find in the house.
2. To give a military force greater strength by adding more troops, personnel, equipment, etc. We'll hopefully be able to reinforce our active squadrons with more soldiers by the end of the month. The new spending bill aims to reinforce troops on the ground with more advanced weaponry and communications equipment.
3. To make some feeling or thought process stronger, more effective, or more forceful with the addition of supporting evidence or action. These kinds of people simply reinforce their prejudices with cherry-picked information that omits or ignores anything that goes against their own narrative. It's important to reinforce your child's sense of safety and wellbeing with displays of affection and words of encouragement.
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reinforce someone or something with something

to strengthen someone or something with something. The general reinforced his troops with volunteers fresh from basic training. I had to reinforce the garage roof with new boards.
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Figures 12(a) and 12(b) show the bearing capacity ratio against the settlement ratio for the cushion reinforced with the TG geobelt and CPE geobelt to compare their reinforcing effects.
Bera, "Bearing capacity of square footing on pond ash reinforced with jute-geotextile," Geotextiles and Geomembranes, vol.
Sherwell et al., "Stress-strain behavior of a silty soil reinforced with polyethylene terephthalate (PET)," Geotextiles and Geomembranes, vol.
Lekshmi, "Triaxial compression of clay reinforced with sand-coir fiber core," Geotechnical Testing Journal, vol.
Schrader, "Strength of soil reinforced with fiber materials (papyrus)," Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, vol.
Samples reinforced with 0.75% of 20 year old male showed a better impact strength than a female of 20 years with the same percentage reinforcement.
Transverse strength of Polymethyl methacrylate reinforced with different forms and concentration of e-glass fibres.
Synthesis of Si[O.sub.2] Aerogel Composites Reinforced with Electrospun PVDF Web.
The as-synthesized Si[O.sub.2] aerogel composites reinforced with electrospun PVDF webs were coated with gold/palladium to be investigated on their morphology and microstructure by using a 1530VP scanning election microscopy (SEM, LEO, Germany).
Figure 2 shows optical and SEM image of the Si[O.sub.2] aerogel composites reinforced with the three electrospun PVDF webs with different microstructures.
The description of the morphologies of the aerogel composites reinforced with the three microstructured PVDF webs is shown in Table 2.
Calendering or extruding compounds reinforced with aramid pulp leads to modular anisotropy - a difference in modulus between the machine direction and cross machine direction.
Compounds reinforced with aramid pulp have lower hysteretic properties than those reinforced with higher loadings of other short fibers or high loadings of carbon black.
The increased stiffness of rubber compounds reinforced with aramid pulp is of particular advantage in seals and gaskets, improving the resistance to blowout.
Miles, on the other hand, feels that SRIM reinforced with continuous-strand mat and a fine glass surfacing veil is the way to go.
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