Reinforce vs Develop - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between reinforce and develop

is that reinforce is to encourage a behavior or idea through repeated stimulus while develop is to acquire something usually over a period of time.

As verbs the difference between reinforce and develop

is that reinforce is (senseid)to strengthen, especially by addition or augmentation while develop is to change with a specific direction, progress.

reinforce

English

Verb

(reinforc)
  • (senseid)To strengthen, especially by addition or augmentation.
  • He reinforced the handle with a metal rod and a bit of tape.
  • To emphasize or review.
  • The right homework will reinforce and complement the lesson!
  • To encourage a behavior or idea through repeated stimulus.
  • ''Advertising for fast food can reinforce unhealthy dietary tendencies.

    Synonyms

    * (l) * (l) * (strengthen) strengthen, augment, fortify, buttress, bolster, line * (emphasize) emphasize, review, repeat * (encourage) encourage, reward, instruct, teach, learn

    develop

    English

    (Development)

    Alternative forms

    * develope (obsolete)

    Verb

  • To change with a specific direction, progress.
  • (ambitransitive) To progress through a sequence of stages.
  • * Owen
  • All insects acquire the jointed legs before the wings are fully developed .
  • To advance; to further; to promote the growth of.
  • * Jowett (Thucyd)
  • We must develop our own resources to the utmost.
  • To create.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Catherine Clabby
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Focus on Everything , passage=Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus.
  • To bring out images latent in photographic film.
  • To acquire something usually over a period of time.
  • (chess) To place one's pieces actively.
  • (snooker, pool) To cause a ball to become more open and available to be played on later. Usually by moving it away from the cushion, or by opening a pack.
  • (math) To change the form of (an algebraic expression, etc.) by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.
  • Usage notes

    * Objects: plan, software, program, product, story, idea.