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English noun: recruit

1. recruit (person) a recently enlisted soldier


Synonymsmilitary recruit


Broader (hypernym)enlisted man


Narrower (hyponym)Black and Tan, raw recruit, sprog, yard bird, yardbird

2. recruit (person) any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)


Synonymsenlistee


Broader (hypernym)entrant, fledgeling, fledgling, freshman, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, starter


English verb: recruit

1. recruit (social) register formally as a participant or member


SamplesThe party recruited many new members.


Synonymsenrol, enroll, enter, inscribe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)register


Narrower (hyponym)draft, enlist, matriculate, muster in, register, unionise, unionize

2. recruit (possession) seek to employ


SamplesThe lab director recruited an able crew of assistants.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)engage, enlist

3. recruit (competition) cause to assemble or enlist in the military


SamplesRaise an army.
Recruit new soldiers.


Synonymslevy, raise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)draft, enlist, muster in









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