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conscriptverb [T]

 us   /kənˈskrɪpt/
to ​force someone to ​work as a ​member of a ​group: Soldiers conscripted ​factoryworkers to ​build a ​wall around the ​city.
conscription
noun [U]  us   /kənˈskrɪp·ʃən/
He ​emigrated from Germany in the 1850s to ​avoid conscription into the ​army.

conscriptnoun [C]

 /'kɑnˌskript/
someone who is ​forced to ​work as a ​member of a ​group: We were ​volunteers, not conscripts.
(Definition of conscript from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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conscriptverb [T]

uk   us   /kənˈskrɪpt/ (US usually draft)
conscript
noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒn.skript/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/ (US usually draftee)
Over ​half the ​army was ​composed of conscripts.
conscript
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈkɒn.skript/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
a conscript ​army
conscription
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˈskrɪp.ʃən/ (US usually the draft)
Ever since the ​warbegan he's been ​worried that the ​government will ​introduce conscription.
(Definition of conscript from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “conscript”
in Spanish recluta…
in Vietnamese lính nghĩa vụ…
in Malaysian kerahan…
in Thai ผู้ที่ถูกเกณฑ์ทหาร…
in French conscrit/-ite…
in German der Wehrpflichtige…
in Chinese (Simplified) 征召,招募…
in Turkish askere alınmış kimse…
in Russian призванный на военную службу…
in Indonesian wajib militer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 徵召,招募…
in Polish poborowy…
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