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English definition of “recruit”

recruit

verb [T]    /rɪˈkrut/
to persuade someone to become a new member of an organization: The coach spends a lot of time recruiting the top high school athletes. recruiter    /rɪˈkrut̬·ər/ noun [C] He worked as a military recruiter in Texas.
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