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verb (used with object), re·ed·u·cat·ed, re·ed·u·cat·ing.
  1. to educate again, as for new purposes.
  2. to educate for resumption of normal activities, as a disabled person.
  3. to rehabilitate or reform through education, training, political indoctrination, etc.
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Origin of reeducate

First recorded in 1800–10; re- + educate
Related formsre·ed·u·ca·tion, nounre·ed·u·ca·tive, adjective
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  • We respect the religious convictions of the masses; we know how to re-educate the masses.

    The New World of Islam

    Lothrop Stoddard

  • But we'll begin in a small way to re-educate them with this picture.

    The Ego Machine

    Henry Kuttner

  • We must therefore retrace our steps and re-educate the bowel systematically to empty itself at a certain time every day.

  • I returned to the store disheartened at first, but after a time my courage revived, and I resolved to re-educate myself.

    Peter Parley's Own Story

    Samuel G. Goodrich

  • Rehabilitate, reconstruct, re-educate—these are familiar terms in this hour of stress and world conflict.

British Dictionary definitions for re-educate


verb (tr)
  1. to teach or show (someone) something new or in a different way
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Derived Formsre-education, noun
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Word Origin and History for re-educate


also reeducate, 1808, from re- + educate. Related: Re-educated; re-educating.

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