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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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