Hardens vs Reinforce - What's the difference?

hardens | reinforce |


As a noun hardens

is .

As a verb reinforce is

(senseid)to strengthen, especially by addition or augmentation.

hardens

English

Verb

(head)
  • (harden)
  • Anagrams

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    harden

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To become hard (tough, resistant to pressure).
  • (ergative) To make something hard or harder (tough, resistant to pressure).
  • (dated) To become or make a person or thing resistant or less sensitive.
  • When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. — KJV, Exodus 4:21

    Derived terms

    * harden someone's heart

    Anagrams

    * English ergative verbs ----

    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