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Meaning of “recruit” in the English Dictionary

"recruit" in British English

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recruitverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈkruːt/
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 ​theirwork. Even ​youngboys 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.

recruitnoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪˈkruːt/
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 ​warfront.
(Definition of recruit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"recruit" in American English

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recruitverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈkrut/
to ​persuade someone to ​become a new ​member of an ​organization: The ​coachspends a lot of ​time recruiting the ​top high ​schoolathletes.
recruiter
noun [C]  us   /rɪˈkrut̬·ər/
He ​worked as a ​military recruiter in Texas.

recruitnoun [C]

 us   /rɪˈkrut/
a new ​member of an ​organization, esp. a ​militaryorganization
(Definition of recruit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"recruit" in Business English

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recruitverb

uk   us   /rɪˈkruːt/
[I or T] HR to ​employ new ​people to ​work for a ​company or ​organization: Our ​primaryobjective is to recruit, ​keep, and ​deploy good ​people.recruit staff/workers/employees The ​loan will be used for ​start-upcosts to recruit ​workers and ​provide ongoing ​operatingexpenses.
[T] to ​find new ​people to take ​part in an ​activity or ​event, or to ​help you in some way: All new ​customers recruited this ​year are ​exempt from the ​annualfee for 12 months, as are existing ​cardholders.

recruitnoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪˈkruːt/ HR
someone who has just ​joined a ​company or ​organization: About 14% of new recruits are from ​ethnicminorities.
(Definition of recruit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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