Translation of reinforce in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˌriːɪnˈfɔːrs; ˌriːɪnˈfɔːs/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [material/structure] reforzar*; [garrison] enviar* refuerzos a reinforced concrete hormigón (masculine) or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) concreto (masculine) armado
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    • To prevent wobbling, anchor stick securely in foam-filled pot and reinforce stick in foam with glue.
    • Rae stood and walked to the door, putting a hand on one of the cool, black iron strips reinforcing the thick wood.
    • The house or building is reinforced with timbers supporting the floors inside.
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    • US defence secretary said the military would be reinforcing its special forces in the country.
    • A fierce fight then ensued while multitudes of tanks and helicopters came to reinforce their forces fighting against us.
    • They are expected to help secure supply lines and reinforce coalition forces approaching the capital of five million people.
    1.2 [argument/prejudice] reafirmar
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    • When managers refuse or fail to recognize the problem and further blame the victim, it reinforces feelings of guilt.
    • She said the educational system reinforces the idea that there is only one right answer, stifling creativity.
    • Their findings reinforce the idea that communication failure is an important source of medical error.

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