pre·​train ˌprē-ˈtrān How to pronounce pretrain (audio)
variants or pre-train
pretrained or pre-trained; pretraining or pre-training

transitive verb

: to train in advance
School volunteers are pretrained before they are sent into classrooms.

Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pretrain was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Pretrain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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