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English definition of “enlist”

enlist

verb uk   /ɪnˈlɪst/ us  

enlist verb (JOIN)

[I] to join the armed forces: They both enlisted (in the navy) a year before the war broke out.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobsJoining or leaving the army

enlist verb (ASK FOR HELP)

[T] formal to ask for and get help or support from someone: We've got to enlist some people to help prepare the food. The organization has enlisted the support of many famous people in raising money to help homeless children.Making appeals and requests
enlistment
noun [C or U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
Joining or leaving the army
(Definition of enlist from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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