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.

Origin of reeducate

First recorded in 1800–10; re- + educate


re·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