enlist (enlists, present participle enlisting; past and past participle enlisted)

  1. (transitive) To enter on a list; to enroll; to register.
  2. (intransitive) To join a cause or organization, especially military service.
    The army wants potential soldiers to enlist.
  3. (transitive) To recruit the aid or membership of others.
    We enlisted fifty new members.
  4. (transitive) To secure; to obtain.
    They enlisted the government's support.
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  • Russian: заруча́ться
  • Spanish: conseguir

enlist (plural enlists)

  1. One who is enlisted, usually in a military service.
    • 2006, USA International Business Publications, Taiwan National Security And Defense Law And Regulations Handbook ↗
      […] 19.17% are enlisted officers (including cadets and midshipmen with BA degrees and associate degrees, officers Designated Military Occupational Specialty, the enlists converting into conscripts], officers from ROTCs) ; 0.31% are conscripted […]

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