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

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  • retrain — re‧train [ˌriːˈtreɪn] verb [intransitive, transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to learn new skills or to teach someone the skills needed to do a different job: • We bought new software and had to retrain everyone to use the database. retraining noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • retrain — ► VERB ▪ teach or learn new skills …   English terms dictionary

  • retrain — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • retrain — re|train [ˌri:ˈtreın] v [I and T] to learn or to teach someone the skills that are needed to do a different job ▪ One solution is to retrain the long term unemployed. retrain as ▪ She s hoping to retrain as a teacher. >retraining n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • retrain — [[t]ri͟ːtre͟ɪn[/t]] retrains, retraining, retrained V ERG If you retrain, or if someone retrains you, you learn new skills, especially in order to get a new job. Look at what you can do to retrain for a job which will make you happier... [V n]… …   English dictionary

  • retrain — UK [ˌriːˈtreɪn] / US [ˌrɪˈtreɪn] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms retrain : present tense I/you/we/they retrain he/she/it retrains present participle retraining past tense retrained past participle retrained to learn, or to teach someone …   English dictionary

  • retrain — verb Retrain is used with these nouns as the object: ↑workforce …   Collocations dictionary

  • Retrain-Funktion — Retrain Funktion,   Funktion eines Modems, bei absinkender Empfangsqualität während der Übertragung eine Optimierung der Übertragungsparameter vorzunehmen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • retrain — Date: 1898 transitive verb to train again or anew intransitive verb to become trained again • retrainable adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • retrain — retrainable, adj. /ree trayn /, v.t. 1. to train again, esp. for a different vocation or different tasks. v.i. 2. to be retrained. [1930 35; RE + TRAIN] * * * …   Universalium

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