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Synonyms for enlist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enlist(verb)

    join the military

    draft, engage, muster in

    muster out, discharge

  2. engage, enlist(verb)

    hire for work or assistance

    "engage aid, help, services, or support"

    rent, prosecute, occupy, draft, engross, charter, mesh, operate, employ, absorb, engage, affiance, hire, betroth, lock, take, wage, pursue, lease, muster in, plight

    discharge, muster out

  3. enlist, draft, muster in(verb)

    engage somebody to enter the army

    draft, draught, engage, outline, blueprint, muster in

    muster out, discharge

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enlist

    enter, register, enroll, incorporate, embody

    withdraw, erase, expunge, dismiss, disband, disembody

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enlist(v. a.)

    enroll, register, record, list

  2. enlist(v. a.)

    engage, induce to serve, secure the assistance of

  3. enlist(v. n.)

    list, enroll one's self

  4. enlist(v. n.)

    embark, engage, pledge one's assistance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "enlist":

    mobilize, obtain, enrol

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  1. Kelly Carlson:

    If public safety was actually Obama’s desired outcome, President Obama would also enlist some of the people who own a firearm, why ? Because neither side wants innocent people to get hurt by a person using one with ill intent.

  2. Pope Francis:

    I ask myself how many young people that we Europeans have left devoid of ideals, who do not have work. Then they turn to drugs and alcohol or enlist in ISIS.

  3. Amnesty International:

    European leaders’ desperate attempts to enlist Turkey as Europe's gatekeeper are ignoring the manifest failures of the Turkish authorities to respect the rights of refugees and migrants.

  4. Mary Whitrock:

    Student safety is an essential part of the District’s purpose and mission, the District has adopted policies and administrative guidelines designed, in large part, to ensure student safety. The District’s administration and staff are trained to enforce these policies and guidelines and to enlist the assistance of law enforcement as necessary. We trust that our administrators and staff are taking necessary actions to ensure student safety.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    This latest behaviors around Ukraine, trying to enlist the President of Ukraine in a plot to undermine former Vice President Biden or lose the military aide he needs to defend against Trump's friend, Vladimir Putin -- if that's not an impeachable offense, I don't know what is.

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Translations for enlist

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  • постъпвам, записвам се, вербувамBulgarian
  • nabrat, narukovatCzech
  • varbiĝiEsperanto
  • enlistar, alistar, conseguir, reclutarSpanish
  • värvätä, värväytyäFinnish
  • rejoindre, recruterFrench
  • engajarIdo
  • заручаться, зачислять, заручиться, записываться, зачислить, записаться, набирать, зачислиться, вербовать, набрать, зачисляться, завербоватьRussian
  • värvaSwedish
  • 招募Chinese

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