verb (used with object)

  1. to train again, especially for a different vocation or different tasks.

verb (used without object)

  1. to be retrained.


  1. (tr) to teach (someone) a new skill so that he or she can do a job or find employment
  2. (intr) to learn a new skill with a view to doing a job or finding employment

1905, from re- “back, again” + train (v.). Related: Retrained; retraining.

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