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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 ?
Hence, slow and scanty levies of men, in the most critical emergencies of our affairs; short enlistments at an unparalleled expense; continual fluctuations in the troops, ruinous to their discipline and subjecting the public safety frequently to the perilous crisis of a disbanded army.
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 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.
This brought them into conflict with the Navy when the Reform Act of 1862 got rid of the grog ration, made delays in payment standard, and allowed for forced service extensions once enlistments ran out.
There, on December 31, Washington made an impassioned plea to each regiment, imploring the men to extend their enlistments for another six months.
Under current law, all initial enlistments are for eight years.
With enlistments down, re-enlistments falling off and with a need for more troops in Iraq, I think a draft is in order.
The results demonstrate that both the earnings and unemployment varialbes exert a sizable and statistically significant effect on army enlistments.