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conscript

noun con·script \ ˈkän-ˌskript \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of conscript

: a conscripted person (such as a military recruit)

Examples of conscript in a Sentence

  1. as the war continued, the body of enlisted soldiers was supplemented by an increasing number of conscripts

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Origin and Etymology of conscript

alteration of French conscrit, from Latin conscriptus, past participle of conscribere to enroll, enlist, from com- + scribere to write — more at scribe

conscript Synonyms

Synonyms

draftee, inductee, selectee;

Near Antonyms

enlistee, volunteer;

Related Words

levy;

recruit, rookie;


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conscript

adjective con·script \ ˈkän-ˌskript \

Definition of conscript

1 : enrolled into service by compulsion : drafted
2 : made up of conscripted persons

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First Known Use of conscript

1812

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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conscript

verb con·script \ kən-ˈskript \

Definition of conscript

conscripted; conscripting; conscripts
: to enroll into service by compulsion : draft
  • was conscripted into the army

Examples of conscript in a Sentence

  1. The government is conscripting men for the army.

  2. He was conscripted into the army.

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First Known Use of conscript

1813

in the meaning defined above

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conscript Synonyms

Synonyms

conscribe, draft, levy;

Near Antonyms

discharge, muster out;


CONSCRIPT Defined for English Language Learners

conscript

Definition of conscript for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is forced to serve in the armed forces


conscript

Definition of conscript for English Language Learners

  • : to force (someone) to serve in the armed forces



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