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en·list

 (ĕn-lĭst′)
v. en·list·ed, en·list·ing, en·lists
v.tr.
1. To engage (persons or a person) for service in the armed forces.
2. To engage the support or cooperation of.
v.intr.
1. To enter the armed forces.
2. To participate actively in a cause or enterprise.

en·list′ment n.

enlist

(ɪnˈlɪst)
vb
1. (Military) to enter or persuade to enter into an engagement to serve in the armed forces
2. (tr) to engage or secure (a person, his or her services, or his or her support) for a venture, cause, etc
3. (foll by: in) to enter into or join an enterprise, cause, etc
enˈlister n
enˈlistment n

en•list

(ɛnˈlɪst)

v.i.
1. to enroll, usu. voluntarily, for military service.
2. to enter into some cause or enterprise.
v.t.
3. to engage for military service: to enlist soldiers for the army.
4. to secure (a person, services, aid, etc.) for some cause or enterprise: They enlisted our support.
[1690–1700]
en•list′ment, n.

enlist


Past participle: enlisted
Gerund: enlisting

Imperative
enlist
enlist
Present
I enlist
you enlist
he/she/it enlists
we enlist
you enlist
they enlist
Preterite
I enlisted
you enlisted
he/she/it enlisted
we enlisted
you enlisted
they enlisted
Present Continuous
I am enlisting
you are enlisting
he/she/it is enlisting
we are enlisting
you are enlisting
they are enlisting
Present Perfect
I have enlisted
you have enlisted
he/she/it has enlisted
we have enlisted
you have enlisted
they have enlisted
Past Continuous
I was enlisting
you were enlisting
he/she/it was enlisting
we were enlisting
you were enlisting
they were enlisting
Past Perfect
I had enlisted
you had enlisted
he/she/it had enlisted
we had enlisted
you had enlisted
they had enlisted
Future
I will enlist
you will enlist
he/she/it will enlist
we will enlist
you will enlist
they will enlist
Future Perfect
I will have enlisted
you will have enlisted
he/she/it will have enlisted
we will have enlisted
you will have enlisted
they will have enlisted
Future Continuous
I will be enlisting
you will be enlisting
he/she/it will be enlisting
we will be enlisting
you will be enlisting
they will be enlisting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enlisting
you have been enlisting
he/she/it has been enlisting
we have been enlisting
you have been enlisting
they have been enlisting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enlisting
you will have been enlisting
he/she/it will have been enlisting
we will have been enlisting
you will have been enlisting
they will have been enlisting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enlisting
you had been enlisting
he/she/it had been enlisting
we had been enlisting
you had been enlisting
they had been enlisting
Conditional
I would enlist
you would enlist
he/she/it would enlist
we would enlist
you would enlist
they would enlist
Past Conditional
I would have enlisted
you would have enlisted
he/she/it would have enlisted
we would have enlisted
you would have enlisted
they would have enlisted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enlist - join the military
sign up - join a club, an activity, etc. with the intention to join or participate, "Sign up for yoga classes"
conscript - enroll into service compulsorily; "The men were conscripted"
2.enlist - hire for work or assistance; "engage aid, help, services, or support"
procure, secure - get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"
recruit - seek to employ; "The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants"
3.enlist - engage somebody to enter the army
levy, recruit, raise - cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"
enrol, enroll, recruit, inscribe, enter - register formally as a participant or member; "The party recruited many new members"
muster out, discharge - release from military service

enlist

verb
1. join up, join, enter (into), register, volunteer, sign up, enrol He enlisted as a private in the Mexican War.
2. recruit, secure, gather, take on, hire, sign up, call up, muster, mobilize, conscript Three thousand men were enlisted.
3. obtain, get, gain, secure, engage, procure I had to enlist the help of several neighbours to clear the mess.

enlist

verb
To become a member of:
Informal: sign on.
Translations
يَتَجَنَّديُجَنِّد للمُساعَدَهيَطْلُب مُساعَدَة
nabratnarukovat
blive rekrutterethvervemelde sig
beáll katonának
fá e-n til hjálparfá til aî styîjaganga í her
prikalbintistoti į karo tarnybąužsitikrinti
dabūt, nodrošinātgūt kāda atbalstuiesauktiestāties
orduya katılmaksağlamakyardımını almak

enlist

[ɪnˈlɪst]
A. VT
1. (Mil) → reclutar, alistar
enlisted man (US) (Mil) → soldado m raso
2. [+ support etc] → conseguir
B. VI (Mil) → alistarse (in en)

enlist

[ɪnˈlɪst]
vt
[+ person, helper, volunteer] → mettre à contribution
to enlist sb's support → s'assurer le soutien de qn
to enlist sb's help → s'assurer l'aide de qn
(MILITARY) [+ soldier] → recruter
vi (MILITARY) [soldier] → s'engager
to enlist as sth → s'engager en tant que qch
to enlist in the Marines → s'engager dans les marines

enlist

vi (Mil etc) → sich melden (in zu)
vt soldiers, recruitseinziehen; supporters, collaboratorsanwerben, gewinnen; assistance, sympathy, supportgewinnen; could I enlist your aid?darf ich Sie um Hilfe bitten?; I had to enlist his helpich musste seine Hilfe in Anspruch nehmen

enlist

[ɪnˈlɪst]
1. vt
a. (Mil) (men) → arruolare
b. (support) → assicurarsi, procurarsi
2. vi (Mil) to enlist (in)arruolarsi (in)
enlisted man (Am) (Mil) → soldato semplice

enlist

(inˈlist) verb
1. to join an army etc. My father enlisted on the day after war was declared.
2. to obtain the support and help of. He has enlisted George to help him organize the party.
3. to obtain (support and help) from someone. They enlisted the support of five hundred people for their campaign.
References in classic literature ?
Such an innovation on the silence and retirement of the forest could not fail to enlist the ears of those who journeyed at so short a distance in advance.
The invariable answer to their half-humorous comment was the necessities of the mine, and the policy of frequenting the company of capitalists, to enlist their support and confidence.
But he never got a chance; he tried heaps of times to enlist as a private, but he had lost both thumbs and a couple of front teeth, and the recruiting sergeant wouldn't pass him.
It seems strange to me that all round me do not burn to enlist under the same banner,--to join in the same enterprise.
After a little further conversation, we went round to the chandler's shop, to enlist Peggotty; Traddles declining to pass the evening with me, both because he endured the liveliest apprehensions that his property would be bought by somebody else before he could re-purchase it, and because it was the evening he always devoted to writing to the dearest girl in the world.
Once, I actually did start out of bed in the night, and begin to dress myself in my worst clothes, hurriedly intending to leave him there with everything else I possessed, and enlist for India as a private soldier.
This Saxon lord had arrayed his tall and strong person in armour, in order to take his place among the combatants; and, considerably to the surprise of Cedric, had chosen to enlist himself on the part of the Knight Templar.
Jane went because her two friends went, and the spirit of adventure, the force of example, and the love of toffee often brought more volunteers to these expeditions than Agatha thought it safe to enlist.
Senor," replied the youth, "in this bundle I carry velvet pantaloons to match this jacket; if I wear them out on the road, I shall not be able to make a decent appearance in them in the city, and I have not the wherewithal to buy others; and so for this reason, as well as to keep myself cool, I am making my way in this fashion to overtake some companies of infantry that are not twelve leagues off, in which I shall enlist, and there will be no want of baggage trains to travel with after that to the place of embarkation, which they say will be Carthagena; I would rather have the King for a master, and serve him in the wars, than serve a court pauper.
In many cases it will connect itself with the pre-existing factions, and will enlist all their animosities, partialities, influence, and interest on one side or on the other; and in such cases there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.
But among all the blunders which have been committed, none is more striking than the attempt to enlist on that side the prudent jealousy entertained by the people, of standing armies.
Seeing the favorable disposition of the warriors toward Tars Tarkas, as well as toward me, I grasped the opportunity to enlist them in my cause against Zodanga.