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apprentice

ap·pren·tice

apprentice

 
 
pronunciation:
pren tihs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who works for another to learn his or her skill or trade.
He was a carpenter's apprentice for three years before starting his own business.
 
similar words:
beginner, employee, learner, novice, pupil, student, tyro
definition 2: a beginner; learner.
I'm just an apprentice at this barbecueing; my dad is the master.
synonyms:
beginner, learner, neophyte, novice, tyro
antonyms:
master, veteran
similar words:
cub, greenhorn, newcomer, recruit, rookie
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: apprenticed, apprentices, apprenticing
definition: to place as an apprentice to an employer.
His father apprenticed him to the local blacksmith.She was lucky enough to be apprenticed to an excellent chef with a relatively mild temper.
synonyms:
indenture
similar words:
employ, enlist, enroll, hire, initiate, place
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derivation: apprenticeship (n.)
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