Definition of re-educate in English:

re-educate

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verb

[with object]
  • Educate or train (someone) in order to change their beliefs or behaviour: criminals are to be re-educated
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    • If you want to cut crime - and save money - invest in programmes that analyse offending behaviour and help to re-educate people who have often known no other life.
    • California has term limits, so we have to educate and re-educate both elected officials and their staffs.
    • To break new ground, activists have stepped up efforts to encourage cooperation between Palestinian and Israeli teachers - to re-educate people and teach them to accept and tolerate each other.

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re-education

noun
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  • Local judicial officials are calling for redoubled efforts to revise the laws covering the re-education of small-time offenders through labour in reform schools.
  • And German society would not be nearly as liberal and pacific as it is today without the widespread, forced re-education that followed.
  • Without wishing to sound like a grouchy 30-something who thinks anyone born post Star Wars needs a forced musical re-education, NME is not the force it was.

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