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reeducate

or re-ed·u·cate

[ ree-ej-oo-keyt ]
/ riˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪt /
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verb (used with object), re·ed·u·cat·ed, re·ed·u·cat·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 1800–10; re- + educate

OTHER WORDS FROM reeducate

re·ed·u·ca·tion [ree -ej oo-key shuhn], /ri ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounre·ed·u·ca·tive [ree-ej oo-key tiv], /riˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tɪv/, adjective
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How to use reeducate in a sentence

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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