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retrain

[ree-treyn] /riˈtreɪn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to train again, especially for a different vocation or different tasks.
verb (used without object)
2.
to be retrained.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; re- + train
Related forms
retrainable, adjective
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  • They both collect ideas from workers and train and retrain them.
  • Plenty of people in industry and the private sector had to retrain or retool themselves for different functions.
  • Second, retrain the redundant faculty as high school teachers--much more in line with their abilities.
  • Many utilities are simply not interested in changing their cabling: it would require all their engineers to retrain.
  • Those left unemployed or underemployed are struggling to retrain and catch up with the new economy's needs.
  • It is not clear how quickly mortgage brokers and structured-finance whizzes can retrain in more productive industries.
  • retrain employees who are using or calibrating food thermometers improperly.
  • retrain their employees to comply with the terms of the settlement agreement.
  • Train or retrain library personnel to serve the interests of traditionally underserved groups.
British Dictionary definitions for retrain

retrain

/riːˈtreɪn/
verb
1.
(transitive) to teach (someone) a new skill so that he or she can do a job or find employment
2.
(intransitive) to learn a new skill with a view to doing a job or finding employment
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Word Origin and History for retrain
v.

1905, from re- "back, again" + train (v.). Related: Retrained; retraining.

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