"recruit" in the noun sense
1. recruit, military recruit
a recently enlisted soldier
2. recruit, enlistee
any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
"recruit" in the verb sense
1. enroll, inscribe, enter, enrol, recruit
register formally as a participant or member
"The party recruited many new members"
seek to employ
"The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants"
3. recruit, levy, raise
cause to assemble or enlist in the military
"raise an army"
"recruit new soldiers"
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