re·​teach (ˌ)rē-ˈtēch How to pronounce reteach (audio)
retaught (ˌ)rē-ˈtȯt How to pronounce reteach (audio) ; reteaching

transitive verb

: to teach (someone or something) again
She decided to reteach the lesson the next day.
took up the guitar again and retaught himself to play

Examples of reteach in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1674, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reteach was in 1674

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“Reteach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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