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apprentice

[ uh-pren-tis ]
/ 蓹藞pr蓻n t瑟s /
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noun
verb (used with object), ap路pren路ticed, ap路pren路tic路ing.
to bind to or place with an employer, master craftsman, or the like, for instruction in a trade.
verb (used without object), ap路pren路ticed, ap路pren路tic路ing.
to serve as an apprentice: He apprenticed for 14 years under a master silversmith.
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Origin of apprentice

First recorded in 1300鈥50; Middle English ap(p)rentis, from Anglo-French, Old French ap(p)rentiz, from unattested Vulgar Latin apprendit墨cius, equivalent to unattested apprendit(us) (for Latin appreh膿nsus; see apprehensible) + Latin -墨cius suffix forming adjectives from past participles, here nominalized

OTHER WORDS FROM apprentice

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How to use apprentice in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for apprentice

apprentice
/ (蓹藞pr蓻nt瑟s) /

noun
someone who works for a skilled or qualified person in order to learn a trade or profession, esp for a recognized period
any beginner or novice
verb
(tr) to take, place, or bind as an apprentice

Derived forms of apprentice

apprenticeship, noun

Word Origin for apprentice

C14: from Old French aprentis, from Old French aprendre to learn, from Latin apprehendere to apprehend
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