from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the act of getting recruits; convincing people to join the army, take a job, support a cause etc.

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  • verb Present participle of enlist.

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  • noun the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)


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  • The hook, of course, was Corey Pavin enlisting the Iraq veteran Major Dan Rooney to give a motivational talk to his Ryder Cup team, a decision which positively scandalised some.

    Wheel out a Major Dan Rooney and people on British streets would laugh

  • Leslie Hoffman, the Executive Director of Earth Pledge pulled off quite a coup in enlisting twenty-eight internationally recognized designers for the creation of a one-of-kind collection that incorporates a feast of organic fibers and textiles.

    FUTUREFASHION: Earth Pledge Remakes Fashion Week | Inhabitat

  • If anything, it shows that Obama has extremely good judgement in enlisting the help of highly knowledgeable people.

    Obama beats back criticism over head of VP search

  • I believe we were extremely fortunate in enlisting the willing services of such outstanding persons as constituted the Commission.

    Some Thoughts on the Carter Report

  • The predominating one is the high, philosophically schooled intelligence, which has succeeded in enlisting in its service both imagination and learning, both sensitivity and the analysis of ideas.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1948 - Presentation Speech

  • First - and I hope that you will agree with me - we have been fortunate in enlisting the sympathies and securing the support of the monarch1 who sits on the British throne and to whom the world owes a debt of gratitude for using his best influence on behalf of the cause of peace.

    Randal Cremer - Nobel Lecture

  • THE three "intolerable" measures with which my government stands charged by those who succeeded in enlisting the aid of so powerful an ally as the United States in this revolution are as follows: –

    Hawaii's Story, by Hawaii's Queen

  • It seems to have been around this time that he hit on the idea of enlisting legions of amateurs as a kind of SOES bandit army.

    Father of Day-Trading Sought

  • I continue to be appalled at the notion of enlisting the community to administer public shame as a criminal punishment.


  • Has the president ever discussed with his children the idea of enlisting and making the "sacrifice" that he asks others to make?

    Easter Lemming Liberal News


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