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conscript

con·script

conscript

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: kn skrIpt
inflections: conscripted, conscripting, conscripts
definition: to enroll by force of law in military service; draft.
similar words:
draft, enlist, impress, induct, press
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kan skrIpt
definition: a military recruit summoned by draft; draftee.
The army needed conscripts because there were not enough volunteers.
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: kan skrIpt
definition: enrolled in military service by legal compulsion; drafted.
Word Parts
The word conscript contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."