verb (used with object), learned [lurnd] /lɜrnd/ or learnt, learn·ing.
verb (used without object), learned [lurnd] /lɜrnd/ or learnt, learn·ing.
Origin of learn
Examples from the Web for relearn
They also relearn simple tasks, such as how to cook, make a bed, and go to the grocery store.Dysfunctional Congress Prepares to Claim Another Victim: Injured Veterans|Tim Mak|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It took me about two years to unwind the tension, so in that time, I almost had to relearn how to sing.
I had to go back and relearn a lot of what I thought I knew.Historical Fiction: A Conversation Between Bruce Holsinger and Nancy Bilyeau|Nancy Bilyeau, Bruce Holsinger|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had to go to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago four different times to relearn walking.
She had to relearn how to do everything—from picking up objects to opening doors to feeding herself.
One lesson he had learned, which he never needed to relearn.William Lloyd Garrison|Archibald H. Grimke
I must relearn a soldier's drill in the manual and in everything.Who Goes There?|Blackwood Ketcham Benson
One human lifetime is too infinitesimally small to relearn procedures that have taken aeons to develop.The Great Gray Plague|Raymond F. Jones
“Pray Heaven you never have to relearn it,” said I, groaning inwardly to think how near I had been to giving her cause.Sir Ludar|Talbot Baines Reed
No one is too old, no one is too fixed in the bad habit to relearn the old trick.Outwitting Our Nerves|Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
British Dictionary definitions for relearn (1 of 2)
verb -learns, -learning, -learned or -learnt (tr)
British Dictionary definitions for relearn (2 of 2)
verb learns, learning, learned (lɜːnd) or learnt
Word Origin for learn
Word Origin and History for relearn
Old English leornian "to get knowledge, be cultivated, study, read, think about," from Proto-Germanic *liznojan (cf. Old Frisian lernia, Middle Dutch leeren, Dutch leren, Old High German lernen, German lernen "to learn," Gothic lais "I know"), with a base sense of "to follow or find the track," from PIE *leis- "track." Related to German Gleis "track," and to Old English læst "sole of the foot" (see last (n.)).
The transitive sense (He learned me how to read), now vulgar, was acceptable from c.1200 until early 19c., from Old English læran "to teach" (cf. Dutch leren, German lehren "to teach," literally "to make known;" see lore), and is preserved in past participle adjective learned "having knowledge gained by study." Related: Learning.
Idioms and Phrases with relearn
In addition to the idioms beginning with learn
- learn by heart
- learn one's lesson
- learn to live with
- by heart, learn
- little knowledge (learning) is a dangerous thing
- live and learn