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Definition of "enlist" []

  • To engage (persons or a person) for service in the armed forces. (verb-transitive)
  • To engage the support or cooperation of. (verb-transitive)
  • To enter the armed forces. (verb-intransitive)
  • To participate actively in a cause or enterprise. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "enlist" in a sentence
  • "The eagerness to enlist is partly an extended expression of gratitude to the United States for liberating Guam from a brutal Japanese occupation during World War II."
  • ""In plain English, enlist in my company, my fine fellow, and your life and liberty are both safe.""
  • "I think the reason you won’t enlist, is you would indeed be officer material, and promptly get fragged by your own men."