reinforce verb

1 support sth that already exists

ADV. enormously, greatly, massively, powerfully, strongly This report strongly reinforces the view that the system must be changed. | further | merely, only, simply All this simply reinforces my earlier point. | constantly, continually, continuously, repeatedly | implicitly | mutually Violent behaviour and rejection by society are mutually reinforcing. | unwittingly | positively

VERB + REINFORCE help (to), serve to, tend to

2 make sth stronger

ADV. heavily

PREP. with The door was built of oak, heavily reinforced with iron.