Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To instruct again, especially in order to change someone's behavior or beliefs.
  • transitive verb To retrain (a person) to function effectively; rehabilitate.

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  • verb To educate or teach again, especially in order to remove bad practices.
  • verb To rehabilitate.

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Examples

  • Still others have been intended to "reeducate" prisoners of doubtful loyalty, sometimes by demanding self-accusation and false confession as well as by administering harsh treatment.

    A History of Horror

  • A new initiative in Saudi Arabia aims to root out extremist teachers and 'reeducate' them away from terror.

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  • With official backing, Zionists worked tirelessly to "reeducate" Germany's Jews.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • The witches have opened up the Great Cauldron and plan to use the magical girls to "reeducate" the earth.

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  • The witches have opened up the Great Cauldron and plan to use the magical girls to "reeducate" the earth.

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  • IF that were so the Gestapo or Khmer Rouge would already be at YOUR door to "reeducate" your insubordinate a** for what you've had the nerve to post.

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  • Come January 23, 2009 they will all be allowed the opportunity to "reeducate" themselves.

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  • Maybe we should reeducate those Wall Street MBAs and CEOs.

    Matthew Yglesias » Missing: A Plan to Fix the Economy

  • This isgoing to be the hardest thing: to educate or reeducate people on the foundation of our justice system.

    While He’s Washing, Watch Him | ATTACKERMAN

  • Just as importantly, Mr. Erdogan has only briefly attempted to reeducate the Turkish-majority public, whose views have been distorted by a near-century of nationalist education and, in the past, anti-Kurd propaganda.

    Preparing for Peace in Turkey

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