train as (something)

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train as (something)

1. To become educated in order to work in a certain professional role. I originally trained as a doctor, but I ended up teaching English in Japan. My brother has been training as a financial analyst.
2. To educate, coach, or prepare someone or an animal to work in some specific role. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "train" and "as." We'd like to start training you as our new sales manager. These puppies are being trained as a guide dogs, so please don't pet them or feed them anything.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

train (someone or an animal) as something

to educate someone or an animal to serve in a particular way. We trained him as a first-rate mechanic. I trained my cocker spaniel as a moderately effective watchdog.
See also: train
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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