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enlist

verb  /ɪnˈlɪst/ us  

enlist verb (JOIN)

[I] to join (an organization, esp. the armed forces): He enlisted in the air force. [I] An enlisted man/woman is a person in the armed forces who is not an officer.

enlist verb (ASK FOR HELP)

[T] to ask someone for help or support, or to ask for and obtain help and support: The program enlists businesses in hiring inner city kids.
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