Recruit meaning

rĭ-kro͝ot
The definition of a recruit is a new person who has joined something, especially the military.

A person who has just joined the navy is an example of a new recruit.

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To enlist personnel in a military force.
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To renew or restore (health or vitality, for example).
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To recruit is to try to convince someone to join something; especially the armed forces.

When you try to convince someone to participate in a non-profit organization, this is an example of a situation where you recruit someone to volunteer.

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To recruit new employees, members, or students.
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A newly engaged member of a military force, especially one of the lowest rank or grade.
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A new member of an organization.
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To raise or strengthen (an army, navy, etc.) by enlisting personnel.
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To enlist (personnel) into an army or navy.
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To enlist new personnel, esp. for a military force.
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A newly enlisted or drafted soldier, sailor, etc.
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A new member of any group, body, or organization.
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A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reinforcement.
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A person enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.
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A hired worker.

These new recruits were hired after passing the interviews.

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(biology, ecology) A new member of a certain population, usually referring to a juvenile.
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To enroll or enlist new members or potential employees on behalf of an employer, organization, sports team, military, etc.

We need to recruit more admin staff to deal with the massive surge in popularity of our products.

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To supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment; also, to muster.

The army was recruited for a campaign.

They were looking to recruit two thousand troops for battle.

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(archaic) To replenish, renew, or reinvigorate by fresh supplies; to remedy lack or deficiency in.

Food recruits the flesh; fresh air and exercise recruit the spirits.

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(dated, intransitive) To recuperate; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like.

Lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures.

Go to the country to recruit.

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To hire or enroll, or seek to hire or enroll (new employees, members, or students).
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To seek to enroll (students) in a college, university, etc., as for the purpose of playing a varsity sport.
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To seek to enroll students, as athletes to play a varsity sport, in college, university, etc.
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Origin of recruit

  • French recruter from obsolete recrute recruit variant of recrue from feminine past participle of recroître to grow again from Old French recroistre re- re- croistre to grow (from Latin crēscere ker-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French recruter (as a verb).

    From Wiktionary