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conscript

noun con·script \ ˈkän-ˌskript \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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
Related Words
levy; recruit, rookie
Near Antonyms
enlistee, volunteer

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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


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conscript

verb con·script \ kən-ˈskript \

Definition of conscript

transitive verb
: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

conscript Synonyms

Synonyms
conscribe, draft, levy
Related Words
impress, press; enlist, enroll (also enrol), recruit; call up; sign up, volunteer
Near Antonyms
discharge, muster out

CONSCRIPT Defined for English Language Learners

conscript

noun

Definition of conscript for English Language Learners

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


conscript

verb

Definition of conscript for English Language Learners

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



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