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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retrainverb

    teach new skills

    "We must retrain the linguists who cannot find employment"

  2. retrainverb

    train again

    "He is retraining to become an IT worker"


  1. retrainverb

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


  1. retrain

    Retraining or refresher training is the process of learning a new or the same old skill or trade for the same group of personnel. Retraining is required to be provided on a regular basis to avoid personnel obsolescence due to technological changes and the individuals' memory capacity. This short-term instruction course shall serve to re-acquaint personnel with skills previously learnt (recall to retain the potentials) or to bring their knowledge or skills up-to-date (latest) so that skills stay sharp. This kind of training could be provided annually or more frequently as maybe required, based on the importance of consistency of the task of which the skill is involved. Examples of refreshers are cGMP, GDP, HSE trainings. Retraining (repetition of a training conducted earlier) shall also be conducted for an employee, when the employee is rated as ‘not qualified’ for a skill or knowledge, as determined based on the assessment of answers in the training questionnaire of the employee.


  1. retrain

    To retrain is to learn, or teach someone, new skills or abilities, often in order to adapt to new circumstances, job requirements, technologies, or standards. It is a process of updating or enhancing existing knowledge or skills or acquiring new ones for a particular purpose, such as a career shift or advancement.

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  1. terrain

  2. trainer

  3. arterin

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retrain in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retrain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of retrain in a Sentence

  1. Christian Adel Mirza:

    What they are signing is a letter of intent, though not a contract, which contains both their rights as well as their duties, they have to learn Spanish, and they have to retrain because they were captured young, before they could develop a career or a profession.

  2. Cecil Roberts:

    We can retrain people until the cows come home here but their standard of living is going to be reduced, we want to hear how we retrain somebody to be part of the middle class.

  3. Peter McWilliams:

    To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves...We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here--with its gift of energy and heightened awareness--so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation.

  4. Christian Adel Mirza:

    They have to learn Spanish, and they have to retrain because they were captured young, before they could develop a career or a profession.

  5. Frederic Neumann:

    Don't bet on a rebound in China later this year. The government has tried a lot to spur growth but so far it's not working, and that could also retrain energy demand.

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