ENLISTER

enlist

[en-list]
verb (used without object)
1.
to enroll, usually voluntarily, for military service: He decided to enlist in the Marines.
2.
to enter into some cause, enterprise, etc.
verb (used with object)
3.
to engage for military service: to enlist men for the army.
4.
to secure (a person, services, etc.) for some cause, enterprise, etc.: They enlisted us to serve as ushers at the meeting.

Origin:
1690–1700; en-1 + list1

enlister, noun
preenlist, verb
unenlisted, adjective


2. volunteer, join.
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enlist (ɪnˈlɪst)
 
vb (foll by in)
1.  to enter or persuade to enter into an engagement to serve in the armed forces
2.  (tr) to engage or secure (a person, his services, or his support) for a venture, cause, etc
3.  to enter into or join an enterprise, cause, etc
 
en'lister
 
n
 
en'listment
 
n

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enlist
1690s, from en- "make, put in" + list. Related: Enlisted; enlisting.
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