retrain

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verb re·train \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtrān \

Definition of retrain

transitive verb
:to train again or anew
intransitive verb
:to become trained again

retrainable

play \-ˈtrā-nə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of retrain in a Sentence

  1. The organization retrains people who have lost their jobs.

  2. He is retraining for another job.

  3. He retrained as a mechanic.

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First Known Use of retrain

1856


RETRAIN Defined for English Language Learners

retrain

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verb

Definition of retrain for English Language Learners

  • : to teach (someone) new skills : to train (someone) again

  • : to learn new skills especially for a different job


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