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English definition of “retrain”


verb     /ˌriːˈtreɪn/
[I] to learn new skills so you can do a different job : Mark used to be an actor but now he's retraining as a teacher .Knowing and learning [T] to teach someone a new skill so that they can do a different job : The programme retrains unemployed people .Knowing and learning retraining     /-ɪŋ/ noun [U] Knowing and learning
(Definition of retrain verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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