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Verb: recruit  ri'kroot
  1. Register formally as a participant or member
    "The party recruited many new members";
    - enroll [N. Amer], inscribe, enter, enrol [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. Seek to employ
    "The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants"
     
  3. Cause to assemble or enlist in the military
    "recruit new soldiers";
    - levy, raise
Noun: recruit  ri'kroot
  1. A recently enlisted soldier
    - military recruit
     
  2. Any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
    - enlistee

Derived forms: recruits, recruiting, recruited

Type of: draft, engage, enlist, enlisted man [N. Amer], entrant, fledgeling, fledgling, freshman [N. Amer], muster in, n00b [non-standard], neophyte, newb [non-standard], newbie, newcomer, noob [non-standard], register, starter

Encyclopedia: Recruit