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

  • transitive & intransitive verb To train or undergo training again.

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  • verb to train again; especially, to train or study in a new subject or job

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  • verb teach new skills
  • verb train again


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  • All the kids in my generation who trained in Computer Science, one of the most technical degrees you can get, had their $60-100K programmer jobs outsourced to India & China for $20-40K and they had to "retrain" to be service industry employees.

    Jonathan Tasini: The Great Retraining Lie 2008

  • The US Chamber types have a glib response – - displaced skilled Americans should stop whining and "retrain" themselves for a different job or profession.

    Immigration for Dummies 2007

  • The IFI is affiliated with James Dobson's Focus on the Family, which fights to "retrain" the "evil" of homosexuality.

    john amaechi: a milestone 2007

  • The main MPCI rebel group meanwhile held a giant meeting in their headquarters of Bouake and said it would rely on their operations chief, Colonel Michel Gueu, to "retrain" the new Ivorian army.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2003

  • The guy suggested remedial tuition to "retrain" my brain.

    sheepdip Diary Entry sheepdip 2001

  • We must promote education and training policies which will provide all Canadians with the opportunity to "retrain" and put at their disposal the tools required to domesticate technological progress and benefit from it.

    Setting the Agenda for a Knowledge-Based Economy 1989

  • Dr. Gary Small of UCLA, for example, said that he sometimes tries to "retrain" his technology-addled students:

    All Stories | The New York Observer 2010

  • She also weighed in Facebook's dominant position and the willingness of its users to "retrain" themselves.

    O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and research about emerging technologies. Mac Slocum 2010

  • She also weighed in Facebook's dominant position and the willingness of its users to "retrain" themselves.

    Original Signal - The best of Web 2.0 2010

  • It may take a while to "retrain" to sleep differently, but can be learned fairly easily and after a short time.

    Somervell County Salon 2010


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