or re-ed·u·cate

[ ree-ej-oo-keyt ]
/ riˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪt /

verb (used with object), re·ed·u·cat·ed, re·ed·u·cat·ing.

to educate again, as for new purposes.
to educate for resumption of normal activities, as a disabled person.
to rehabilitate or reform through education, training, political indoctrination, etc.

Nearby words

  1. reedbuck,
  2. reeding,
  3. reedley,
  4. reedling,
  5. reedman,
  6. reedy,
  7. reef,
  8. reef knot,
  9. reef point,
  10. reef whitetip shark

Origin of reeducate

First recorded in 1800–10; re- + educate

Related formsre·ed·u·ca·tion, nounre·ed·u·ca·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for reeducate

  • According to the regulations, the primary responsibilities of prison administrators are to rehabilitate and to reeducate inmates.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • And I remembered Krebs's words—that we must "reeducate ourselves."

    A Far Country, Complete|Winston Churchill