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[ri: in 'fo:(r)s] = /riːɪnˈfɔːʳs/
  1. When you reinforce a feeling, you make it stronger. When you reinforce someone’s behavior, you want that behavior to be the person’s habit.
    I managed to repeat the material once again before the examination, and this reinforced my confidence very much.
    My husband hasn’t come home from work today. When I heard about a car accident on the radio, it only reinforced my fears that something had happened to him.
    I always say “good for you” when I want to reinforce someone’s good behavior.
    Whenever my children are behaving properly, I give them cookies to reinforce that behaviour.