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recruit

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verb re·cruit \ri-ˈkrüt\

Definition of recruit

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a (1) :  to fill up the number of with new members :  reinforce recruit an army (2) :  to enlist as a member of an armed serviceb :  to increase or maintain the number of America recruited her population from Europec :  to secure the services of :  engage, hired :  to seek to enroll recruit prospective students

  3. 2 :  replenish

  4. 3 :  to restore or increase the health, vigor, or intensity of

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to enlist new members

recruiter

noun

Examples of recruit in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of recruit

1642


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recruit

noun re·cruit

Definition of recruit

  1. 1 :  a fresh or additional supply

  2. 2 :  a newcomer to a field or activity; specifically :  a newly enlisted or drafted member of the armed forces

  3. 3 :  a former enlisted man of the lowest rank in the army

Examples of recruit in a Sentence

  1. the newest recruit on the team

  2. She's one of the department's new recruits.

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Origin and Etymology 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


RECRUIT Defined for English Language Learners

recruit

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Definition of recruit for English Language Learners

  • : 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

recruit

noun

Definition of recruit for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has recently joined the armed forces

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


RECRUIT Defined for Kids

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recruit

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verb re·cruit \ri-ˈkrüt\

Definition of recruit for Students

recruited

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recruiting

  1. 1 :  to enlist as a member of the armed forces

  2. 2 :  to get the services of The team recruited a new pitcher.


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recruit

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noun re·cruit

Definition of recruit for Students

  1. 1 :  a newly enlisted member of the armed forces

  2. 2 :  a newcomer to a group or field of activity


Medical Dictionary

recruit

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transitive verb re·cruit \ri-ˈkrüt\

Medical Definition of recruit

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



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