retrain re‧train [ˌriːˈtreɪn] verb [intransitive, transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES
to learn new skills or to teach someone the skills needed to do a different job:

• We bought new software and had to retrain everyone to use the database.

— retraining noun [uncountable] :

• He undertook eight weeks of retraining.

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retraining UK US /ˌriːˈtreɪnɪŋ/ noun [U] HR, WORKPLACE
the process or activity of teaching people new skills, so that they can do a different job: »

Staff will be offered retraining.


Company housing allows businesses and governments to avoid the rehiring and retraining costs that come with high employee turnover.


a retraining course/program/scheme


a retraining fund/grant

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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