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en·list

enlist

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn lIst
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: enlisted, enlisting, enlists
definition: to volunteer or sign up to serve, as in the military or in some cause.
synonyms:
enroll, sign up, volunteer
similar words:
join, register
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to secure the services of, as in the military or some cause.
synonyms:
conscript, draft, enroll, induct, recruit, sign up
similar words:
engage, impress, line, marshal, press, shanghai
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derivation: enlister (n.)
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