enlistment


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enlistment - a period of time spent in military serviceenlistment - a period of time spent in military service
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
2.enlistment - the act of enlisting (as in a military service)
allegiance, commitment, loyalty, dedication - the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action; "his long commitment to public service"; "they felt no loyalty to a losing team"
reenlistment - a renewed enlistment
Translations

enlistment

[ɪnˈlɪstmənt] Nalistamiento m

enlistment

[ɪnˈlɪstmənt] n
(= joining) (into the armed forces)engagement m
(= period of service) → engagement m

enlistment

n (of soldiers, recruits, = enlisting) → Meldung f; (= being enlisted)Einziehung f; (of supporters, collaborators)Anwerbung f, → Gewinnung f; (of assistance, support)Gewinnung f

enlistment

[ɪnˈlɪstmənt] narruolamento
References in classic literature ?
The hope of a still further increase afforded an inducement to those who were disposed to serve to procrastinate their enlistment, and disinclined them from engaging for any considerable periods.
The Englishmen in Africa went even further, saying that these poor blacks were held in virtual slavery, since after their terms of enlistment expired their ignorance was imposed upon by their white officers, and they were told that they had yet several years to serve.
But for these poor rogues, the bank-robbers,--who, after all, are about as honest as nine people in ten, except that they disregard certain formalities, and prefer to transact business at midnight rather than 'Change-hours, --and for these murderers, as you phrase it, who are often excusable in the motives of their deed, and deserve to be ranked among public benefactors, if we consider only its result,--for unfortunate individuals like these, I really cannot applaud the enlistment of an immaterial and miraculous power in the universal world-hunt at their heels
Nicholas left them to enjoy their mirth together, and walked to his lodgings; wondering very much what mystery connected with Miss Petowker could provoke such merriment, and pondering still more on the extreme surprise with which that lady would regard his sudden enlistment in a profession of which she was such a distinguished and brilliant ornament.
But it's better than nothing, and better than enlistment.
But Hawkeye was too much accustomed to the war song and the enlistments of the natives, to betray any interest in the passing scene.
The maximum combination of cash bonuses for an enlistment of four or more years is $20,000.
At present, young black enlistees are more likely than young whites to complete their enlistments successfully.
4) These figures say nothing about why southerners fought, but the enlistment rates clearly show broad early support, and the casualty figures suggest a considerable willingness to sacrifice for the Confederacy.
Air Force personnel who have re-enlisted, extended their enlistments or been promoted recently may be getting shortchanged in their paychecks, officials said.
Apparently he got into trouble at the age of 18 and a Navy recruiter offered him a way out with a three-year enlistment.
His enlistment makes it four out of five band members who are in barracks -- G-Dragon and Taeyang in an army boot camp and T.