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enlistverb

uk   /ɪnˈlɪst/ us   /ɪnˈlɪst/
  • enlist verb (ASK FOR HELP)

[T] formal to ask for and get help or support from someone: We enlisted some people to help prepare the food. The organization has enlisted the support of many famous people in raising money to help homeless children.
enlistment
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪnˈlɪst.mənt/ us   /ɪnˈlɪst.mənt/
(Definition of enlist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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enlistverb

us   /ɪnˈlɪst/
  • enlist verb (JOIN)

[I] to join (an organization, esp. the armed forces): He enlisted in the air force.
[I] An enlisted man/woman is a person in the armed forces who is not an officer.
  • enlist verb (ASK FOR HELP)

[T] to ask someone for help or support, or to ask for and obtain help and support: The program enlists businesses in hiring inner city kids.
(Definition of enlist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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