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Adjective: trained  treynd
  1. Shaped, conditioned or disciplined by training; often used as a combining form
    "a trained mind"; "trained pigeons"; "well-trained servants"
Verb: train  treyn
  1. Create by training and teaching
    "The old master is training world-class violinists";
    - develop, prepare, educate
     
  2. Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession
    "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid";
    - prepare
     
  3. Develop (children's) behaviour by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    "Is this dog trained?";
    - discipline, check, condition
     
  4. Educate for a future role or function
    "They trained him to be a warrior";
    - prepare, groom
     
  5. Teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    "Train your tastebuds";
    - educate, school, cultivate, civilize, civilise [Brit]
     
  6. Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women";
    - aim, take, take aim, direct
     
  7. Teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports
    "He is training our Olympic team";
    - coach
     
  8. Exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition
    "She is training for the Olympics"
     
  9. Cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it
    "train the vine"
     
  10. Travel by rail or train
    "She trained to Hamburg";
    - rail
     
  11. Drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground
    "She trained her long scarf behind her";
    - trail

See also: disciplined, drilled, housebroken [N. Amer], house-trained [Brit], pot-trained, potty-trained, toilet-trained

Type of: check, contain, control, curb, develop, down, drag, educate, exercise, fine-tune, hold, hold in, instruct, learn, make grow, moderate, polish, position, read, refine, ride, study, take, teach, work out

Antonym: untrained

Encyclopedia: Trained

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