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verb [transitive] [usually passive]     apprentice pronunciation in British English
/əˈprentɪs/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyapprentice
he/she/itapprentices
present participleapprenticing
past tenseapprenticed
past participleapprenticed
  1. if someone is apprenticed to another person, they are employed by that person to learn the type of work that they do

    He was apprenticed to a carpenter.

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