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conscriptverb [T]

 us   /kənˈskrɪpt/
to force someone to work as a member of a group: Soldiers conscripted factory workers 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   /kənˈskrɪpt/  us   /kənˈskrɪpt/ (US usually draft)
conscript
noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒn.skript/  us   /ˈkɑːn.skript/ (US usually draftee)
Over half the army was composed of conscripts.
conscript
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈkɒn.skript/  us   /ˈkɑːn.skript/
a conscript army
conscription
noun [U] uk   /kənˈskrɪp.ʃən/  us   /kənˈskrɪp.ʃən/ (US usually the draft)
Ever since the war began 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 Vietnamese lính nghĩa vụ…
in Spanish reclutar, recluta…
in Malaysian kerahan…
in Thai ผู้ที่ถูกเกณฑ์ทหาร…
in French conscrit/-ite…
in German der Wehrpflichtige…
in Chinese (Traditional) 徵召,招募…
in Russian призванный на военную службу…
in Turkish askere alınmış kimse…
in Chinese (Simplified) 征召,招募…
in Indonesian wajib militer…
in Polish poborowy…
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