a newly enlisted or drafted member of the armed forces.
a new member of a group, organization, or the like.
Definition of recruit (continued)
a fresh supply of something.
verb (used with object)
to enlist (a person) for service in one of the armed forces.
to raise (a force) by enlistment.
to strengthen or supply (an armed force) with new members.
to furnish or replenish with a fresh supply; renew.
to renew or restore (the health, strength, etc.).
to attempt to acquire the services of (a person) for an employer: She recruits executives for all the top companies.
to attempt to enroll or enlist (a member, affiliate, student, or the like): a campaign to recruit new club members.
to seek to enroll (an athlete) at a school or college, often with an offer of an athletic scholarship.
verb (used without object)
to enlist persons for service in one of the armed forces.
to engage in finding and attracting employees, new members, students, athletes, etc.
to recover health, strength, etc.
to gain new supplies of anything lost or wasted.
Origin of recruit
- adjective : recruitable
- noun : recruiter
- adjective : unrecruitable
- adjective : unrecruited
Grammar Greats and Gaffes
Examples from the News
- The priority that the regime places on cyber warfare is made clear by its recruiting.
Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel
What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists
Has ISIS Peaked as a Military Power?
It ll Take More Than Bombs to Stop ISIS
The Brewing Battle for Baghdad
- How are they to employ the day, or what inducement have they to employ it, in recruiting their stock of health?
Sunday under Three Heads
Stewart Edward White
The Leopard Woman
St. John G. Ervine
Bill o th Hoylus End
Adventures and Recollections
Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 25, 1914