Recruit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈkruːt|  American pronunciation of the word recruit
Brit.  |rɪˈkruːt|  British pronunciation of the word recruit


- a recently enlisted soldier
- any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces) (syn: enlistee)


- register formally as a participant or member(syn: enrol, enroll, enter, inscribe)
- seek to employ
- cause to assemble or enlist in the military(syn: levy, raise)


He was recruited by the army after high school.

Public schools are recruiting new teachers.

College football coaches spend a lot of time recruiting high school athletes.

College football coaches spend a lot of time recruiting.

Some parents don't think the military should be recruiting from high schools.

We recruited a crew of volunteers to help us.

I recruited my brother to drive us to the concert.

She recruited four friends to distribute food to the homeless with her.

the newest recruit on the team

She's one of the department's new recruits.

The temperature of the water can be naturally recruited.

I have recruited a little since I came here.

We're having difficulty recruiting enough qualified staff.

Many government officials were recruited from private industry.

Most of the men in the village were recruited that day.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: recruit
he/she/it: recruits
present participle: recruiting
past tense: recruited
past participle: recruited
singular: recruit
plural: recruits
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