[Ex-family member] Paul Watkins described for me how Manson would send him out to recruit young girls.
The Republican Party needed to recruit a lot of volunteers and Election Day workers, but it only needed them for a few days.
He used this charm cold-bloodedly to recruit young men into his plots.
“ [My dad] would make it his mission to recruit Kevin to attend seminary at LU when he finishes Brown,” Falwell says.
Sgt. XXXX, I met you on the range several times as a recruit and as an officer.
After a while the recruit forgets all, and is as ignorant as any veteran.
Oh, didn't I kiss your uncle Pascal when he brought you here to recruit your health!'
A recruit, arriving one night as a replacement, got there just in time for a heavy strafing that the Germans were delivering.
She did what seemed easiest—she took him down to recruit at Howards End.
He was a recruit and knew nothing about airplanes or their workings.
1630s, "to strengthen, reinforce," from French recruter (17c.), from recrute "a levy, a recruit" (see recruit (n.)). Sense of "to enlist new soldiers" is attested from 1650s; of student athletes, from 1913. Related: Recruited; recruiting.
"military reinforcement, one of a newly raised body of troops," 1640s, from recruit (v)., replacing earlier recrew, recrue; or from obsolete French recrute, alteration of recreue "a supply," recrue "a levy of troops" (late 16c.), Picardy or Hainault dialect variant of recrue "a levy, a recruit," literally "new growth," from Old French recreu (12c.), past participle of recreistre "grow or increase again," from re- "again" (see re-) + creistre "to grow," from Latin crescere "to grow" (see crescent). "The French word first appeared in literary use in gazettes published in Holland, and was disapproved of by French writers in the latter part of the 17th c." [OED]. The French word also is the source of Dutch recruut, German Recrut, Swedish rekryt.