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Definition of apprentice verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

apprentice

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verb
BrE BrE//əˈprentɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈprentɪs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they apprentice
BrE BrE//əˈprentɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈprentɪs//
 
he / she / it apprentices
BrE BrE//əˈprentɪsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈprentɪsɪz//
 
past simple apprenticed
BrE BrE//əˈprentɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈprentɪst//
 
past participle apprenticed
BrE BrE//əˈprentɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈprentɪst//
 
-ing form apprenticing
BrE BrE//əˈprentɪsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈprentɪsɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] apprentice somebody (to somebody) (as something) (old-fashioned) to make somebody an apprentice He was apprenticed to his uncle as a carpenter. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French aprentis (from apprendre ‘learn’, from Latin apprehendere ‘apprehend’), on the pattern of words ending in -tis, -tif, from Latin -tivus (see -ive).
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