Definition of reinforcement
- a procedure, as a reward or punishment, that alters a response to a stimulus.
- the act of reinforcing a response.
OTHER WORDS FROM reinforcementnon·re·in·force·ment, noun
How to use reinforcement in a sentence
Finally, a squad of reinforcements arrived and they were able to retreat.
She told him she and her comrades are in dire need of reinforcements and if they had equal numbers they could beat them.Kobani Still Stands Against ISIS and All Odds. But for How Long?|Jamie Dettmer|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing but watch, that is, and prevent Kurdish reinforcements from crossing the frontier to help defend Kobani.Kobani is Falling to ISIS in Syria. Kurd Protests Explode in Turkey.|Jamie Dettmer|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With reinforcements arriving from its Syrian factions, the group began their assault on the Kurdish Peshmerga.
Despite their appeals no reinforcements were sent to Tikrit.The Paper Tiger of the Tigris: How ISIS Took Tikrit Without a Fight|Andrew Slater|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cloud of these coming enemy reinforcements has cast its shadow over us for awhile and now the sun shines again.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
His small force was in considerable danger, but Napoleon at once hurried up all possible reinforcements.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Still we received neither cheers nor reinforcements from the population.
Besides, he was immersed in military preparations, summoning reinforcements and hurrying up supplies.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
General Miller then relinquished the pursuit and returned to Yloilo to await reinforcements for a campaign through the Island.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman