enlist

To enlist is to voluntarily join the military. You may have seen television commercials or posters encouraging people to enlist.

There are various ways people end up in the military. Sometimes there's a draft, which selects people whether they want to go or not. Sometimes people enlist, which means they sign up on their own. Enlisting also refers to recruiting or hiring people for some purpose or organization. If you are moving, you might try to enlist your friends to help — good luck with that.

Definitions of enlist
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v join the military

Types:
conscript
enroll into service compulsorily
Type of:
sign up
join a club, an activity, etc. with the intention to join or participate, "Sign up for yoga classes"

v engage somebody to enter the army

Synonyms:
draft, muster in
Antonyms:
discharge, muster out
release from military service
Types:
levy, raise, recruit
cause to assemble or enlist in the military
Type of:
enrol, enroll, enter, inscribe, recruit
register formally as a participant or member

v hire for work or assistance

Synonyms:
engage
Types:
recruit
seek to employ
Type of:
procure, secure
get by special effort

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