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conscript

verb [T] uk   us   /kənˈskrɪpt/ (US usually draft)
to force someone by law to serve in one of the armed forces: He was conscripted into the army at the age of 18.
conscript
noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒn.skript/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/ (US usually draftee)
Over half the army was composed of conscripts.
conscript
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈkɒn.skript/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
a conscript army
conscription
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˈskrɪp.ʃən/
Ever since the war began he's been worried that the government will introduce conscription.
Translations of “conscript”
in Vietnamese lính nghĩa vụ…
in Spanish recluta…
in Thai ผู้ที่ถูกเกณฑ์ทหาร…
in Malaysian kerahan…
in French conscrit/-ite…
in German der Wehrpflichtige…
in Chinese (Traditional) 徵召,招募…
in Indonesian wajib militer…
in Russian призванный на военную службу…
in Turkish askere alınmış kimse…
in Chinese (Simplified) 征召,招募…
in Polish poborowy…
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