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train

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of train

  1. 1 a body of employees or servants who accompany and wait on a person a movie star who never goes anywhere without a train of personal assistants to cater to his every whim and need Synonyms of train entourage, following, posse, retinue, suite, tail, cortegeWords Related to train crew, personnel, staff; court; assistant, attendant, helper, retainer

  2. 2 a group of vehicles traveling together or under one management a train of supply trucks making its way to the army encampment Synonyms of train armada, caravan, cavalcade, line, motorcade, fleetWords Related to train argosy, convoy, flotilla, navy; column, cortege (also cortège), parade, procession

  3. 3 a series of persons or things arranged one behind another already a long train of ticket buyers waiting outside the stadium Synonyms of train column, cue, file, queue, range, string, lineWords Related to train echelon, rank, row, tier; chain, progression, sequence, succession; array

  4. 4 a series of things linked together you've broken my train of thought—now what were we talking about? Synonyms of train catena, catenation, concatenation, consecution, nexus, progression, sequence, string, chainWords Related to train chain reaction; belt, circle, cycle, vicious circle (also vicious cycle); continuum, gamut, gauntlet (also gantlet), scale, spectrum; flow, river, stream; file, line, queue, range, row, succession


train

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of train

  1. 1 to bring to a proper or desired state of fitness has been training track-and-field athletes at the school for years Synonyms of train season, conditionWords Related to train fit, habilitate, prepare, ready; acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adapt, adjust, break in, orient, orientate, shape; accustom, familiarize, habituate, naturalize; fortify, harden, inure, season, shape up, steel, strengthen, toughenAntonyms of train decondition

  2. 2 to cause to acquire knowledge or skill in some field will train the students in good study habits Synonyms of train educate, indoctrinate, instruct, lesson, school, teach, tutorWords Related to train coach, mentor; drill, fit, ground, habilitate, prepare, prime, qualify; direct, guide, lead, rear; catechize, lecture, moralize, preach; implant, inculcate, instill (also instil); homeschool; edify, enlighten; brief, familiarize, impart (to), inform, verse; initiate, introduce, show; reeducate, reschool, reteach, retrain

  3. 3 to fix (as one's attention) steadily toward a central objective train all your thoughts on imagining how you'd score the winning goal in the game Synonyms of train center, fasten, focus, rivet, concentrateWords Related to train aim, direct, home (in on), hone in (on), level, nail, point, set, zero (in on); attend, heed, mind; fixate (on), obsess (over); refocus

  4. 4 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal trained his eyes on the distant bull's-eye Synonyms of train bend, cast, direct, head, hold, level, pinpoint, set, aimWords Related to train sight; bear, face; concentrate, focus; incline, orient, steerNear Antonyms of train avert, curve, deflect, detour, divert, rechannel, shunt, sidetrack

  5. 5 to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function he's so experienced that they usually use him to train new recruits Synonyms of train equip, fit, prepare, ready, season, qualifyWords Related to train accustom, adapt, adjust, condition, groom, habituate, shape, tailor; authorize, entitle; empower, enable; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, teach, tutor

Synonym Discussion of train

teach, instruct, educate, train, discipline, school mean to cause to acquire knowledge or skill. teach applies to any manner of imparting information or skill so that others may learn.
    • taught us a lot about our planet
instruct suggests methodical or formal teaching.
    • instructs raw recruits in military drill
educate implies development of the mind.
    • more things than formal schooling serve to educate a person
train stresses instruction and drill with a specific end in view.
    • trained foreign pilots to operate the new aircraft
discipline implies training in habits of order and precision.
    • a disciplined mind
school implies training or disciplining especially in what is hard to master.
    • schooled the horse in five gaits


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