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Meaning of “enlist” in the English Dictionary

"enlist" in British English

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enlistverb

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

[T] formal to ​ask for and get ​help or ​support from someone: We enlisted some ​people to ​helpprepare the ​food. The ​organization has enlisted the ​support of many ​famouspeople in ​raisingmoney to ​helphomelesschildren.
enlistment
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-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 ​armedforces): He enlisted in the ​airforce. [I] An enlisted man/woman is a ​person in the ​armedforces who is not an ​officer.
  • enlist verb (ASK FOR HELP)

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