recruit
I. Date: 1643 transitive verb 1. a. (1) to fill up the number of (as an army) with new members ; reinforce (2) to enlist as a member of an armed service b. to increase or maintain the number of <
America recruited her population from Europe
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c. to secure the services of ; engage, hire d. to seek to enroll <
recruit prospective students
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2. replenish 3. to restore or increase the health, vigor, or intensity of intransitive verb to enlist new members • recruiter noun II. noun Etymology: French recrute, recrue fresh growth, new levy of soldiers, from Middle French, from recroistre to grow up again, from Latin recrescere, from re- + crescere to grow — more at crescent Date: circa 1645 1. a fresh or additional supply 2. a newcomer to a field or activity; specifically a newly enlisted or drafted member of the armed forces 3. a former enlisted man of the lowest rank in the army

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  • Recruit — (from the French recrue , from the verb recroître to grow again , i.e. replenish the ranks) can refer to:* a recently enlisted member of a military or paramilitary corps, still in training, as in : ** Army recruit ** Seaman Recruit * Recruit… …   Wikipedia

  • Recruit — (jap. リクルート rikuruto) ist eine japanische Immobilien und Personalfirma, die durch den Recruit Skandal Anfang der 1990er Jahre auch außerhalb Japans bekannt wurde. „Recruit“ ist englisch und bedeutet so viel wie „Nachwuchs“ oder „neu einstellen“.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Recruit — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Recruit fue un cohete sonda estadounidense alimentado por combustible sólido. Normalmente era usado como etapa superior conjuntamente con otro cohete, como con el Nike. También fue utilizado como cohete propulsor de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Recruit — Re*cruit (r?*kr?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recruited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Recruiting}.] [F. recruter, corrupted (under influence of recrue recruiting, recruit, from recro[^i]/tre, p. p. recr[^u], to grow again) from an older recluter, properly, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recruit — Re*cruit , v. i. 1. To gain new supplies of anything wasted; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like; to recuperate; as, lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures. [1913 Webster] 2. To gain new supplies of men for military or other service; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recruit — [n] person beginning service apprentice, beginner, convert, draftee, enlisted person, fledgling, GI*, greenhorn*, helper, initiate, learner, neophyte, newcomer, new person, novice, novitiate, plebe*, proselyte, rookie, sailor, selectee,… …   New thesaurus

  • recruit — [ri kro͞ot′] vt. [Fr recruter < recrute, a recruit, lit., new growth < recrû, pp. of recroître, to grow again < L re , again + crescere, to grow, increase: see CRESCENT] 1. to raise or strengthen (an army, navy, etc.) by enlisting… …   English World dictionary

  • Recruit — Re*cruit , n. 1. A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a re[ e]nforcement. [1913 Webster] The state is to have recruits to its strength, and remedies to its distempers. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, a man enlisted for service in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recruit — I verb add, augment, call up, collect, conscribere, conscript, draft, employ, enlarge, enlist, enroll, find manpower, gain, gather, increase, induct, muster, obtain, provide, raise, raise troops, reinvigorate, replenish, select, sign up,… …   Law dictionary

  • recruit — vb *recover, regain, retrieve, recoup Analogous words: *renew, restore, renovate, refresh: repair, *mend, rebuild …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • recruit — ► VERB 1) enlist (someone) in the armed forces. 2) enrol (someone) as a member or worker in an organization. 3) informal persuade to do or help with something. ► NOUN ▪ a newly recruited person. DERIVATIVES recruiter noun recrui …   English terms dictionary

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