Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) make stronger, add more to
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    • reinforce the idea/message
  • Analysis
     To reinforce means to strengthen or support something that is already there. You can ‘reinforce an idea’ or ‘reinforce learning’ for example. This is a common verb used in social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. They built the new apartment block using reinforced concrete, which made it much stronger than the last one.
    2. The collaborative nature of the project really reinforced the idea that it was better to work as a team.
    3. The Politician spoke again and again about his plans for the future, reinforcing his message about social inclusion.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Repeating information in different ways reinforces learning.
    2. I need to reinforce procedures on the floor and ensure that they are being followed at all times.
    3. The training course helped to reinforce that the way we were tackling many issues was correct.
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