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Definition of "recruit" []

  • To engage (persons) for military service. (verb-transitive)
  • To strengthen or raise (an armed force) by enlistment. (verb-transitive)
  • To supply with new members or employees. (verb-transitive)
  • To enroll or seek to enroll: colleges recruiting minority students. (verb-transitive)
  • To replenish. (verb-transitive)

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 "recruit" in a sentence
  • "But the hyper-athletic swingman has the kind of hops and length that make him extremely interesting as a long-term recruit, which is probably why he's getting looks from teams who he couldn't get a minute on right now."
  • "Terry Raymond, aka T-Ray, fills the role of the team's newest recruit is is the same typical invincible spirit we've come to know in our youngest X-Men."
  • "The fact that Wilson was the less heralded recruit is not lost on O'Brien, who seemingly gives the same speech every signing day about how he doesn't care about the rankings."