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recruit

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈkruːt/ us  
C1 to persuade someone to work for a company or become a new member of an organization, especially the army: Charities such as Oxfam are always trying to recruit volunteers to help in their work. Even young boys are now being recruited into the army. an army recruiting centre/officer
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recruiter
noun [C]
He worked as a military recruiter in Texas.

recruit

noun [C] uk   /rɪˈkruːt/ us  
C2 a new member of an organization, especially the army: Raw recruits (= completely new soldiers) were trained for six months and then sent to the war front.
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