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recruit

noun

1 recruit

A recently enlisted soldier.

synonym: military recruit.

Roget 726: combatant; disputant, controversialist, polemic, litigant, belligerent; competitor, rival, corrival; fighter, assailant; champion, Paladin; mosstrooper, ... show more

Roget 541: learner, scholar, student, pupil; apprentice, prentice, journeyman; articled clerk; beginner, tyro, amateur, rank amateur; abecedarian, alphabetarian; ... show more

Roget 711: auxiliary; recruit; assistant; adjuvant, adjutant; ayudante, coaid; adjunct; help, helper, help mate, helping hand; midwife; colleague, ... show more

Polish: rekrut



2 recruit

Any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces).

synonym: enlistee.

verb

1 recruit

Register formally as a participant or member:
— The party recruited many new members.

synonyms: enrol, enroll, enter, inscribe.

Roget 689: brace etc. (strengthen) 159; reinvigorate; air, freshen up, refresh, recruit; repair etc. (restore) 660; fan, ... show more

Roget 707: aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid; come to the aid etc. n.. of; contribute, subscribe to; bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, ... show more

Roget 660: return to the original state; recover, rally, revive; come come to, come round, come to oneself; pull through, weather the storm, be oneself again; get well, get round, get the better of, get over, ... show more

Roget 658: improve; be better, become better, get better; mend, amend.    advance etc. (progress) 282; ascend etc. 305; increase ... show more

Roget 654: be in health etc. adj.. bloom, flourish.    keep body and soul together, keep on one's legs; enjoy good health, enjoy a good state of health; have a clean bill of health.    return to health; recover etc. ... show more

Roget 637: provide; make provision, make due provision for; lay in, lay in a stock, lay in a store.    supply, suppeditate; furnish; find, find one in; arm.    cater, victual, ... show more

Roget 159: be strong etc. adj., be stronger; overmatch.    render strong etc. adj.; give strength etc. n.; strengthen, invigorate, brace, ... show more

Dutch: aanmelden, aanwerven, inschrijven, lichten, opgeven, rekruteren

2 recruit

Seek to employ.

Dutch: engageren

3 recruit

Cause to assemble or enlist in the military:
— Recruit new soldiers.

synonyms: levy, raise.


Moby thesaurus: abecedarian, accommodate, add to, afford, alphabetarian, apprentice, arriviste, articled clerk, augment, baby, beat the drums, beginner, bespeak, book, boot, brace up, brief, bring back, bring to, call back ... show more.

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