recruit

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Etymology[edit]

From French recruter (as a verb).

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Noun[edit]

recruit (plural recruits)

  1. A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reinforcement.
  2. A person enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.
  3. A hired worker
    These new recruits were hired after passing the interviews
  4. (biology, ecology) A new member of a certain population, usually referring to a juvenile.

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Verb[edit]

recruit (third-person singular simple present recruits, present participle recruiting, simple past and past participle recruited)

  1. To enroll or enlist new members or potential employees on behalf of an employer, organization, sports team, military, etc.
    We need to recruit more admin staff to deal with the massive surge in popularity of our products
  2. To supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment; also, to muster
    the army was recruited for a campaign.
    they were looking to recruit two thousand troops for battle
  3. (archaic) To replenish, renew, or reinvigorate by fresh supplies; to remedy lack or deficiency in
    Food recruits the flesh; fresh air and exercise recruit the spirits.
    • Glanvill
      Her cheeks glow the brighter, recruiting their colour.
  4. (dated, intransitive) To recuperate; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like
    Lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures.
    Go to the country to recruit.

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