Translation of "conscript" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


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. 他18岁被征召入伍。
conscript uk us /ˈkɒn.skript/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/ noun [ C ] (US usually draftee)

Over half the army was composed of conscripts. 军中一半以上的人是应征入伍的。
→ Compare volunteer noun
conscript uk us /ˈkɒn.skript/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/ adjective [ before noun ]

a conscript army 征募军
conscription uk us /kənˈskrɪp.ʃən/ noun [ U ]

He's been worried that the government will introduce conscription ever since the war began. 战争开始后,他一直在担心政府会实施强制征兵。

(Translation of “conscript” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)