recruit


recruit
/rəˈkrut / (say ruh'krooht)

noun
1. a newly enlisted member of the armed forces.
2. a newly secured member of any body or class.
3. an item freshly supplied: gem fish recruits.
verb (t)
4.
a. to enlist (people) for service in the armed forces.
b. Obsolete (euphemistic) to enlist or kidnap (South Sea Islanders) for work on Queensland plantations. See blackbirding.
5. to raise (a force) by enlistment.
6. to strengthen or supply (an army, etc.) with new men.
7. to furnish or replenish with a fresh supply; renew.
8. to renew or restore (the health, strength, etc.).
verb (i)
9. to enlist or raise men for service in the armed forces.
10. to recover health, strength, etc.
11. to gain new supplies of anything lost or wasted.
12. to exhibit the symptoms of recruitment (def. 2).
{French recruter, from recrue a new growth, properly past participle of recroître grow again, from re- re- + croître (from Latin crescere) grow}
recruitable, adjective
recruiter, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Recruit — (jap. リクルート rikuruto) ist eine japanische Immobilien und Personalfirma, die durch den Recruit Skandal Anfang der 1990er Jahre auch außerhalb Japans bekannt wurde. „Recruit“ ist englisch und bedeutet so viel wie „Nachwuchs“ oder „neu einstellen“.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Recruit — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Recruit fue un cohete sonda estadounidense alimentado por combustible sólido. Normalmente era usado como etapa superior conjuntamente con otro cohete, como con el Nike. También fue utilizado como cohete propulsor de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Recruit — Re*cruit (r?*kr?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recruited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Recruiting}.] [F. recruter, corrupted (under influence of recrue recruiting, recruit, from recro[^i]/tre, p. p. recr[^u], to grow again) from an older recluter, properly, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recruit — Re*cruit , v. i. 1. To gain new supplies of anything wasted; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like; to recuperate; as, lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures. [1913 Webster] 2. To gain new supplies of men for military or other service; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recruit — [n] person beginning service apprentice, beginner, convert, draftee, enlisted person, fledgling, GI*, greenhorn*, helper, initiate, learner, neophyte, newcomer, new person, novice, novitiate, plebe*, proselyte, rookie, sailor, selectee,… …   New thesaurus

  • recruit — [ri kro͞ot′] vt. [Fr recruter < recrute, a recruit, lit., new growth < recrû, pp. of recroître, to grow again < L re , again + crescere, to grow, increase: see CRESCENT] 1. to raise or strengthen (an army, navy, etc.) by enlisting… …   English World dictionary

  • Recruit — Re*cruit , n. 1. A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a re[ e]nforcement. [1913 Webster] The state is to have recruits to its strength, and remedies to its distempers. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, a man enlisted for service in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recruit — I verb add, augment, call up, collect, conscribere, conscript, draft, employ, enlarge, enlist, enroll, find manpower, gain, gather, increase, induct, muster, obtain, provide, raise, raise troops, reinvigorate, replenish, select, sign up,… …   Law dictionary

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  • recruit — ► VERB 1) enlist (someone) in the armed forces. 2) enrol (someone) as a member or worker in an organization. 3) informal persuade to do or help with something. ► NOUN ▪ a newly recruited person. DERIVATIVES recruiter noun recrui …   English terms dictionary