recruit (plural recruits)
- A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reinforcement.
- A person enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.
- A hired worker
- These new recruits were hired after passing the interviews
- (biology, ecology) A new member of a certain population, usually a juvenile.
- French: recrue
- German: Rekrut
- Italian: recluta, arruolato
- Portuguese: recruta
- Russian: призывни́к
- Spanish: recluta
- Spanish: contratado
recruit (recruits, present participle recruiting; past and past participle recruited)
- To enroll or enlist new members or potential employees on behalf of an employer, organization, sports team, the military, etc.
- We need to recruit more admin staff to deal with the massive surge in popularity of our products
- To supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment; also, to muster
- the army was recruited for a campaign
- they were looking to recruit two thousand troops for battle
- (archaic) To replenish, renew, or reinvigorate by fresh supplies; to remedy#Verb|remedy a lack or deficiency in.
- Food recruits the flesh; fresh air and exercise recruit the spirits.
- Her cheeks glow the brighter, recruiting their colour.
- (dated, intransitive) To recuperate; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like.
- Lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures.
- Go to the country to recruit.
- (biochemistry) To prompt#Verb|prompt a protein, leucocyte. etc. to intervene in a given region of the body.
- French: recruter, enrôler
- German: rekrutieren
- Italian: arruolare, reclutare
- Portuguese: recrutar
- Russian: вербова́ть
- Spanish: reclutar