retrain

[ ree-treyn ]
/ riˈtreɪn /
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verb (used with object)

to train again, especially for a different vocation or different tasks.

verb (used without object)

to be retrained.

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Origin of retrain

First recorded in 1930–35; re- + train

OTHER WORDS FROM retrain

re·train·a·ble, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for retrain

  • It will have to pay stipends to heads of families while they retrain, and will need to protect haredim from job discrimination.

  • Their superiors are under constant pressure to retrain marginal performers rather than to discharge them.

    The Next Fort Hood|Ken Allard|November 10, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • These courses are designed to improve the workers' skills or to retrain workers for other areas of specialization.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • It is a great pity that the geographical illusions of our boyish days cannot retrain.

    Northern Travel|Bayard Taylor

British Dictionary definitions for retrain

retrain
/ (riːˈtreɪn) /

verb

(tr) to teach (someone) a new skill so that he or she can do a job or find employment
(intr) to learn a new skill with a view to doing a job or finding employment
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