recruit

To recruit means to get someone to join something. You might recruit people for the navy or you might recruit members for your quilting group.

The verb recruit often refers to formally joining an organization or a group, such as the military or a corporation. It can also be used more broadly to refer to getting someone to participate in a cause, formal or otherwise, like when you recruit your friend to help paint your room. As a noun, recruit means "a person who has been recruited." If you just joined the Army, you're a new recruit.

Definitions of recruit
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v cause to assemble or enlist in the military

recruit new soldiers”
Synonyms:
levy, raise
Type of:
draft, enlist, muster in
engage somebody to enter the army

v register formally as a participant or member

“The party recruited many new members”
Synonyms:
enrol, enroll, enter, inscribe
Types:
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draft, enlist, muster in
engage somebody to enter the army
unionise, unionize
recruit for a union or organize into a union
register
enroll to vote
matriculate
enroll as a student
levy, raise
cause to assemble or enlist in the military
Type of:
register
record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions

v seek to employ

“The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants”
Type of:
engage, enlist
hire for work or assistance

n a recently enlisted soldier

Synonyms:
military recruit
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Black and Tan
an English recruit (who wore a uniform that was black and tan) serving in the Irish constabulary to suppress the Sinn Fein rebellion of 1919 to 1921
raw recruit
an inexperienced and untrained recruit
sprog
a new military recruit
yard bird, yardbird
a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks
Type of:
enlisted man
a male enlisted person in the armed forces

n any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)

Synonyms:
enlistee
Type of:
entrant, fledgeling, fledgling, freshman, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, starter
any new participant in some activity

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