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Definition 1: join the military - [verb of competition]

(enlist is a kind of ...) join a club, an activity, etc. with the intention to join or participate

"Sign up for yoga classes"

(... is a kind of enlist ) enroll into service compulsorily

"The men were conscripted"

Definition 2: engage somebody to enter the army - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for enlist in the sense of this definition

(enlist is a kind of ...) register formally as a participant or member

"The party recruited many new members"

(... is a kind of enlist ) cause to assemble or enlist in the military

"raise an army" "recruit new soldiers"

Definition 3: hire for work or assistance - [verb of possession]

Samples where enlist or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • engage aid, help, services, or support

Synonyms for enlist in the sense of this definition

(enlist is a kind of ...) get by special effort

"He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"

(... is a kind of enlist ) seek to employ

"The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants"

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