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1recruit

verb re·cruit \ri-ˈkrüt\

: to find suitable people and get them to join a company, an organization, the armed forces, etc.

: to form or build (a group, team, army, etc.) by getting people to join

: to persuade (someone) to join you in some activity or to help you

Full Definition of RECRUIT

transitive verb
1
a (1) :  to fill up the number of (as an army) with new members :  reinforce (2) :  to enlist as a member of an armed service
b :  to increase or maintain the number of <America recruited her population from Europe>
c :  to secure the services of :  engage, hire
d :  to seek to enroll <recruit prospective students>
2
:  replenish
3
:  to restore or increase the health, vigor, or intensity of
intransitive verb
:  to enlist new members
re·cruit·er noun

Examples of RECRUIT

  1. He was recruited by the army after high school.
  2. Public schools are recruiting new teachers.
  3. College football coaches spend a lot of time recruiting high school athletes.
  4. College football coaches spend a lot of time recruiting.
  5. Some parents don't think the military should be recruiting from high schools.
  6. We recruited a crew of volunteers to help us.
  7. I recruited my brother to drive us to the concert.
  8. She recruited four friends to distribute food to the homeless with her.

First Known Use of RECRUIT

1642

Related to RECRUIT

2recruit

noun

: a person who has recently joined the armed forces

: a person who has recently joined a company, organization, etc.

Full Definition of RECRUIT

1
:  a fresh or additional supply
2
:  a newcomer to a field or activity; specifically :  a newly enlisted or drafted member of the armed forces
3
:  a former enlisted man of the lowest rank in the army

Examples of RECRUIT

  1. the newest recruit on the team
  2. She's one of the department's new recruits.

Origin of RECRUIT

French recrute, recrue fresh growth, new levy of soldiers, from Middle French, from recroistre to grow up again, from Latin recrescere, from re- + crescere to grow — more at crescent
First Known Use: 1645
RECRUITING Defined for Kids

1recruit

verb re·cruit \ri-ˈkrüt\
re·cruit·edre·cruit·ing

Definition of RECRUIT for Kids

1
:  to enlist as a member of the armed forces
2
:  to get the services of <The team recruited a new pitcher.>

2recruit

noun

Definition of RECRUIT for Kids

1
:  a newly enlisted member of the armed forces
2
:  a newcomer to a group or field of activity
Medical Dictionary

recruit

transitive verb re·cruit \ri-ˈkrüt\

Medical Definition of RECRUIT

:  to restore or increase the health, vigor, or intensity of

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