en·list verb \in-ˈlist, en-\
: to get the support and help of (someone or something)
: to get (help, support, sympathy, etc.) from someone
: to sign up (a person) for duty in the army, navy, etc.
a : to secure the support and aid of : employ in advancing an interest <enlist all the available resources> <enlisted our help>
b : to win over : attract <trying to enlist my sympathies>
: to engage (a person) for duty in the armed forces
: to enroll oneself in the armed forces <will enlist for three years>
Examples of ENLIST
- They're enlisting volunteers for an experiment.
- We enlisted all available resources.
- I enlisted the help of our neighbors.
- We enlisted the services of a professional.
- They enlisted several new recruits.
- After graduating, I enlisted in the navy.
- He enlisted in the cause of world peace.
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