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English definition of “retrain”

retrain

verb     /riːˈtreɪn/ HR, WORKPLACE
[I] to learn new skills , so that you can do a different job : Older people may not have the time or finances to retrain. David used to work in the financial sector but retrained as a lawyer .retrain to become sth He's currently retraining to become a plumber .
[T] to teach someone new skills , so that they can do a different job : Existing staff were retrained, and there were no job losses .retrain staff/workers/employees (to do sth) The airline has promised to retrain its staff to handle disabled people better .
(Definition of retrain verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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