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 scout hesitated, as if weighing the chances of such a strange enlistment in his mind before he answered:
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
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.
But it's better than nothing, and better than enlistment.
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.
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.
The resulting opinion concluded that an individual may strike or omit the words "so help me God" from an enlistment or appointment oath if preferred.
In light of the upcoming summer enlistment, Varnava also sought to warn conscripts and their parents that political influence has no pull in this regard.
It may be recalled that for the first time in the history of the Country police constables enlistment is being carried out through an Islamabad based reputed institution NTS.
But, during the more than 20 years I have spent reviewing Union and Confederate enlistment records, I have seen little to bear this out.
Most sought after will be interpreters and translators, divers, cryptologic linguists, medical laboratory specialists and explosive ordnance disposal specialists, who can receive enlistment bonuses of up to $3,500 and re-enlistment bonuses of about $7,500.
Recruiting officer Major Nigel Hill said: "We're sure it is the highest enlistment to take place in the country.