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English definition of “enlist”

enlist

verb     /ɪnˈlɪst/
enlist the help/support of sb to ask for and get help or support from someone: They are hoping to enlist the support of local politicians.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
[I] to join the army, navy, etcRecruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobsJoining or leaving the army
(Definition of enlist verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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