Enlist meaning

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To enter the armed forces.
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To engage the support or cooperation of.
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Enlist is defined as to enroll for service in the military or to find people to join.

An example of to enlist is to join the Army.

An example of to enlist is to sign people up for a volunteer event.

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To engage (persons or a person) for service in the armed forces.
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To participate actively in a cause or enterprise.
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To enroll for service in some branch of the armed forces.
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To win the support of; get the help or services of.

To enlist men in a cause.

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To get (another's help, support, aid, etc.)
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To join some branch of the armed forces.
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To join or support a cause or movement.
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To enter on a list; to enroll; to register.
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(intransitive) To join a cause or organization, especially military service.

The army wants potential soldiers to enlist.

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To recruit the aid or membership of others.

We enlisted fifty new members.

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To secure, to obtain.

They enlisted government's support.

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Origin of enlist

  • en- +‎ list

    From Wiktionary