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reeducate

or re-ed路u路cate

[ ree-ej-oo-keyt ]
/ ri藞蓻d蕭 蕣藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), re路ed路u路cat路ed, re路ed路u路cat路ing.
to educate again, as for new purposes: Companies are reeducating some of the traditional energy sector workforce to pivot to new careers in green energy or technology.
to rehabilitate or reform through education, training, indoctrination, etc.: If the state invests in reeducating inmates, a combination of vocational programs and counseling could lower recidivism.
to rehabilitate after injury or illness for resumption of activities, as with physical therapy, assistive devices, or adaptive equipment: Electrical stimulation may reeducate contractions of the quadriceps.
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Origin of reeducate

First recorded in 1800鈥10; re- + educate

OTHER WORDS FROM reeducate

re路ed路u路ca路tion [ree-ej-oo-key-shuhn], /ri 藢蓻d蕭 蕣藞ke瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounre路ed路u路ca路tive [ree-ej-oo-key-tiv], /ri藞蓻d蕭 蕣藢ke瑟 t瑟v/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use reeducate in a sentence

  • Poor Miranda kicked off the season ready to reeducate herself for a second career in public-interest law, only to Karen her way through Columbia and, ultimately, blow up her life in New York to follow her new love Che Diaz鈥檚 bliss to California.

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

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  • And I remembered Krebs's words鈥攖hat we must "reeducate ourselves."

    A Far Country, Complete|Winston Churchill

British Dictionary definitions for reeducate

re-educate

verb (tr)
to teach or show (someone) something new or in a different way

Derived forms of re-educate

re-education, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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