recruit


recruit
re|cruit1 [rıˈkru:t] v
1.) [I and T]
to find new people to work in a company, join an organization, do a job etc
We're having difficulty recruiting enough qualified staff.
Many government officials were recruited from private industry.
2.) [I and T]
to get people to join the army, navy etc
→↑conscript
Most of the men in the village were recruited that day.
3.) [T]
to persuade someone to do something for you
recruit sb to do sth
I recruited three of my friends to help me move.
>recruiter n
>recruitment n [U]
recruit 2
recruit2 n
[Date: 1600-1700; : French; Origin: recrute 'new growth, new soldiers', from Old French recroistre 'to grow up again']
1.) someone who has just joined the army, navy, or ↑air force
→↑conscript
new/raw/fresh recruit
(=one who is completely untrained)
Drill sergeants have eight weeks to turn fresh recruits into soldiers.
2.) someone who has recently joined an organization, team, group of people etc
New recruits are sent to the Atlanta office for training.

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  • Recruit — (from the French recrue , from the verb recroître to grow again , i.e. replenish the ranks) can refer to:* a recently enlisted member of a military or paramilitary corps, still in training, as in : ** Army recruit ** Seaman Recruit * Recruit… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • recruit — vb *recover, regain, retrieve, recoup Analogous words: *renew, restore, renovate, refresh: repair, *mend, rebuild …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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