reeducate

or re-ed·u·cate

[ree-ej-oo-keyt]
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.

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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Examples from the Web for reeducate

Historical Examples of reeducate

  • And I remembered Krebs's words—that we must "reeducate ourselves."

    A Far Country, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • 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