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enlist

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)
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en=list

CIDE DICTIONARY

enlistv. t. 
  •  To enter on a list; to enroll; to register.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To engage for military or naval service, the name being entered on a list or register; as, to enlist men.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To secure the support and aid of; to employ in advancing interest; as, to enlist persons in the cause of truth, or in a charitable enterprise.  [1913 Webster]
enlistv. i. 
  •  To enroll and bind one's self for military or naval service; as, he enlisted in the regular army; the men enlisted for the war.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To enter heartily into a cause, as if enrolled.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

enlist, v.
1 intr. & tr. enrol in the armed services.
2 tr. secure as a means of help or support.

Idiom
enlisted man US a soldier or sailor below the rank of officer.
Derivative
enlister n. enlistment n.

THESAURUS

enlist

affiliate, affiliate with, alternate, associate, bring, call up, carry, combine, come into, commandeer, conscript, cover, creep in, decide, detach, detach for service, determine, dispose, do a hitch, do a stint, do a tour, do time, draft, employ, engage, enroll, enter, fill in for, gather, get, get into, get to do, go into, have a go, have tenure, hire, hold office, impress, inaugurate, incline, induce, induct, influence, initiate, install, instate, interest in, invest, join, join up, keep a watch, lead, league with, levy, list, lure, make available, mobilize, muster, muster in, obtain, ordain, organize, press, procure, prompt, raise, re-up, recruit, reenlist, register, relieve, retain, secure, serve time, sign on, sign up, sneak in, spell, spell off, summon, sway, take out membership, take turns, take up membership, team up with, team with, tempt, time off, volunteer

ROGET THESAURUS

enlist

Motive

VB induce, move, draw, draw on, bring in its train, give an impulse, to, inspire, put up to, prompt, call up, attract, beckon, stimulate, spirit up, inspirit, rouse, arouse, animate, incite, foment, provoke, instigate, set on, actuate, act upon, work upon, operate upon, encourage, pat on the back, pat on the shoulder, clap on the back, clap on the shoulder, influence, weigh with, bias, sway, incline, dispose, predispose, turn the scale, inoculate, lead by the nose, have influence with, have influence over, have influence upon, exercise influence with, exercise influence over, exercise influence upon, go round, come round one, turn the head, magnetize, lobby, persuade, prevail with, prevail upon, overcome, carry, bring round to one's senses, bring to one's senses, draw over, win over, gain over, come over, talk over, procure, enlist, engage, invite, court, tempt, seduce, overpersuade, entice, allure, captivate, fascinate, bewitch, carry away, charm, conciliate, wheedle, coax, lure, inveigle, tantalize, cajole, tamper with, bribe, suborn, grease the palm, bait with a silver hook, gild the pill, make things pleasant, put a sop into the pan, throw a sop to, bait the hook, enforce, force, impel, propel, whip, lash, goad, spur, prick, urge, egg on, hound, hurry on, drag, exhort, advise, call upon, press, advocate, set an example, set the fashion, keep in countenance, be persuaded, yield to temptation, come round, concede, obey a call, follow advice, follow the bent, follow the dictates of, act on principle.

Warfare

VB arm, raise troops, mobilize troops, raise up in arms, take up the cudgels, take up arms, fly to arms, appeal to arms, fly to the sword, draw the sword, unsheathe the sword, dig up the hatchet, dig up the tomahawk, go to war, wage war, let slip the dogs of war, cry havoc, kindle the torch of war, light the torch of war, raise one's banner, raise the fire cross, hoist the black flag, throw away, fling away the scabbard, enroll, enlist, take the field, take the law into one's own hands, do battle, give battle, join battle, engage in battle, go to battle, flesh one's sword, set to, fall to, engage, measure swords with, draw the trigger, cross swords, come to blows, come to close quarters, fight, combat, contend, battle with, break a lance with, raise the jolly roger, run up the jolly roger, serve, see service, be on service, be on active service, campaign, wield the sword, shoulder a musket, smell powder, be under fire, spill blood, imbrue the hands in blood, on the warpath, carry on war, carry on hostilities, keep the field, fight the good fight, fight it out, fight like devils, fight one's way, fight hand to hand, sell one's life dearly, pay the ferryman's fee.

Commission

VB commission, delegate, depute, consign, assign, charge, intrust, entrust, commit, commit to the hands of, authorize, put in commission, accredit, engage, hire, bespeak, appoint, name, nominate, return, ordain, install, induct, inaugurate, swear in, invest, crown, enroll, enlist, give power of attorney to, employ, empower, set over, place over, send out, be commissioned, be accredited, represent, stand for, stand in the stead of, stand in the place of, stand in the shoes of.


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