enlist - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ɪnˈlɪst/
present tense
I/you/we/theyenlist
he/she/itenlists
present participleenlisting
past tenseenlisted
past participleenlisted
  1. [intransitive/transitive] if someone enlists or is enlisted, they join the armed forces of their country

    In 1942, Louis enlisted as a private.

    Charlie left shortly after he was enlisted in the Army.

    1. a.
      [transitive] if you enlist someone or enlist their help, you ask them to help or support you

      We must enlist families as partners in their children’s education.

      Your only option is to enlist the services of a good lawyer.

derived word

enlistment

noun [countable/uncountable]
singularenlistment
pluralenlistments