- to train again, especially for a different vocation or different tasks.
- to be retrained.
Origin of retrain
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Examples 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.Lapid's Budget: Let the Outsiders' Children Go Hungry
May 20, 2013
Their superiors are under constant pressure to retrain marginal performers rather than to discharge them.The Next Fort Hood
November 10, 2009
It is a great pity that the geographical illusions of our boyish days cannot retrain.Northern Travel
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
- (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
Word Origin and History for retrain
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