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Meaning of ENLIST

Pronunciation:  en'list

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  join the military
  2. [v]  engage somebody to enter the army
  3. [v]  as of aid, help, services, or support

ENLIST is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: draft, engage, muster in
 Antonyms: discharge, muster out
 See Also: conscript, enrol, enroll, enter, inscribe, levy, procure, raise, recruit, recruit, secure, sign up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \En*list"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enlisted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Enlisting}.]
    1. To enter on a list; to enroll; to register.
    2. To engage for military or naval service, the name being
       entered on a list or register; as, to enlist men.
    3. To secure the support and aid of; to employ in advancing
       interest; as, to enlist persons in the cause of truth, or
       in a charitable enterprise.
  2. \En*list"\, v. i.
    1. To enroll and bind one's self for military or naval
       service; as, he enlisted in the regular army; the men
       enlisted for the war.
    2. To enter heartily into a cause, as if enrolled.
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