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Definition 1: any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for recruit in the sense of this definition

(recruit is a kind of ...) any new participant in some activity

Definition 2: a recently enlisted soldier - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for recruit in the sense of this definition

(recruit is a kind of ...) a male enlisted person in the armed forces

(... is a kind of recruit ) an English recruit (who wore a uniform that was black and tan) serving in the Irish constabulary to suppress the Sinn Fein rebellion of 1919 to 1921

(... is a kind of recruit ) an inexperienced and untrained recruit

(... is a kind of recruit ) a new military recruit

(... is a kind of recruit ) a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks

Definition 3: cause to assemble or enlist in the military - [verb of competition]

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

  • raise an army
  • recruit new soldiers

Synonyms for recruit in the sense of this definition

(recruit is a kind of ...) engage somebody to enter the army

Definition 4: seek to employ - [verb of possession]

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

  • The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants

(recruit is a kind of ...) hire for work or assistance

"engage aid, help, services, or support"

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

  • The party recruited many new members

Synonyms for recruit in the sense of this definition

(recruit is a kind of ...) record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions

(... is a kind of recruit ) engage somebody to enter the army

(... is a kind of recruit ) recruit for a union or organize into a union

"We don't allow people to come into our plant and try to unionize the workers"

(... is a kind of recruit ) enroll to vote

"register for an election"

(... is a kind of recruit ) enroll as a student

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