enlist

  • 1 Enlist — En*list , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enlisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enlisting}.] 1. To enter on a list; to enroll; to register. [1913 Webster] 2. To engage for military or naval service, the name being entered on a list or register; as, to enlist men.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 enlist — [en list′, inlist′] vt. 1. to enroll for service in some branch of the armed forces 2. to win the support of; get the help or services of [to enlist men in a cause] 3. to get (another s help, support, aid, etc.) vi. 1. to join some branch of the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Enlist — En*list , v. i. 1. To enroll and bind one s self for military or naval service; as, he enlisted in the regular army; the men enlisted for the war. [1913 Webster] 2. To enter heartily into a cause, as if enrolled. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 enlist — index appoint, bait (lure), coax, convert (persuade), convince, employ (engage services), engage ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 enlist — 1590s, from EN (Cf. en ) (1) make, put in + LIST (Cf. list) (n.). Possibly suggested by Du. inlijsten to write on a list. Related: Enlisted; enlisting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 enlist — [v] sign up for responsibility admit, appoint, assign, attract, call to arms, call up, conscribe, conscript, draft, embody, employ, engage, enroll, enter, enter into, gather, get, hire, hitch, incorporate, induct, initiate, inscribe, interest,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 enlist — ► VERB 1) enrol or be enrolled in the armed services. 2) engage (a person or their help). DERIVATIVES enlistment noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 enlist — v. 1) (D; intr.) to enlist for (to enlist for three years) 2) (D; intr.) to enlist in (to enlist in the army) 3) (H) we enlisted them to help * * * [ɪn lɪst] (H) we enlisted them to help (D; intr.) to enlist in (to enlist in the army) (D;intr.)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 enlist — UK [ɪnˈlɪst] / US verb Word forms enlist : present tense I/you/we/they enlist he/she/it enlists present participle enlisting past tense enlisted past participle enlisted a) [intransitive/transitive] if someone enlists or is enlisted, they join… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 enlist — en|list [ ın lıst ] verb intransitive or transitive if someone enlists or is enlisted, they join the military of their country: In 1942, Louis enlisted as a private. Charlie left shortly after he was enlisted in the Army. a. transitive if you… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 enlist — verb Date: 1599 transitive verb 1. a. to secure the support and aid of ; employ in advancing an interest < enlist all the available resources > < enlisted our help > b. to win over ; attract …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 enlist — en|list [ınˈlıst] v 1.) [T] to persuade someone to help you to do something enlist sb s help/services etc ▪ He has enlisted the help of a sports psychologist for the team. ▪ The public are being enlisted to help. 2.) [I,T usually passive] to join …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 enlist — [[t]ɪnlɪ̱st[/t]] enlists, enlisting, enlisted 1) V ERG If someone enlists or is enlisted, they join the army, navy, marines, or air force. [V in n] Michael Hughes of Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, enlisted in the 82nd Airborne 20 years ago... [V as n] …

    English dictionary

  • 14 enlist — enlister, n. /en list /, v.i. 1. to enroll, usually voluntarily, for military service: He decided to enlist in the Marines. 2. to enter into some cause, enterprise, etc. v.t. 3. to engage for military service: to enlist men for the army. 4. to… …

    Universalium

  • 15 enlist — verb Enlist is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑soldier Enlist is used with these nouns as the object: ↑aid, ↑cooperation, ↑help, ↑recruit, ↑support …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 enlist — [ɪnˈlɪst] verb 1) [I] to join the armed forces 2) [T] if you enlist someone or enlist their help, you ask them to help or support you …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 enlist — verb a) To join a cause or organization, especially military service. The army wants potential soldiers to enlist. b) To recruit the aid or membership of others. We enlisted fifty new members …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 enlist — verb 1 enlist sb s help to persuade someone to help you: I enlisted the help of a local artist to do a painting for her birthday. 2 (I) to join the army, navy etc: In the first year of the war a million men enlisted voluntarily. see join 1 3… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 enlist — en•list [[t]ɛnˈlɪst[/t]] v. i. 1) mil to enroll, usu. voluntarily, for military service 2) to enter into some cause or enterprise 3) mil to engage for military service: to enlist soldiers for the army[/ex] 4) to secure (a person, services, aid,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 enlist — Synonyms and related words: affiliate, affiliate with, alternate, associate, bring, call up, carry, combine, come into, commandeer, conscript, cover, creep in, decide, detach, detach for service, determine, dispose, do a hitch, do a stint, do a… …

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