1. [ verb ] register formally as a participant or member
Synonyms: enter enroll enrol inscribe

"The party recruited many new members"

Related terms: register register matriculate enlist unionize registration enrollee
2. [ verb ] (work) seek to employ

"The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants"

Related terms: engage recruitment
3. [ noun ] (military,work) a recently enlisted soldier
Related terms: enlisted_man Black_and_Tan raw_recruit sprog conscript
4. [ verb ] (military) cause to assemble or enlist in the military
Synonyms: conscript raise levy

"raise an army" "recruit new soldiers"

Related terms: enlist recruitment levy recruiter
5. [ noun ] (military) any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
Synonyms: enlistee
Related terms: newcomer enlist
Similar spelling:   recruiter