One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘experts constructed a new stone wall to reinforce the dam’
strengthen, fortify, bolster up, shore up, buttress, prop up, underpin, brace, stiffen, toughen, support, hold up
2‘the scheme reinforces the links between colleges and companies’
strengthen, fortify, bolster up, shore up, buttress, prop up, underpin, support
cement, uphold, defend, maintain, back, back up, buoy up
boost, give a boost to, aid, assist, help, promote, encourage, deepen, broaden, enrich, enhance, intensify, improve
underline, heighten, emphasize, stress
3‘the USA would have as little as two weeks to reinforce NATO troops’
augment, increase, add to, supplement, boost, swell, build up, top up
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