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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)


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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