reeducate

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.

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Origin of reeducate

First recorded in 1800–10; re- + educate

OTHER WORDS FROM reeducate

re·ed·u·ca·tion, nounre·ed·u·ca·tive, adjective
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Example sentences 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

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
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