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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:

    mobilize, obtain, enrol

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  1. Lorella Praeli:

    In the Warrant Service Officer( WSO) program, as it is called, sheriffs deputies would receive one day of training. Unlike the more involved 287( g) ICE program, deputies would not interview a detainee to ascertain his or her citizenship and immigration status. Instead, they essentially would file a federal warrant, directing the local jail to hold a criminal alien for 48 hours after the scheduled release until an ICE agent shows up to take custody. It is cheaper and may allow sheriffs to act without violating sanctuary laws. Expect blowback and scrutiny from opponents. This program is just the latest scheme by ICE to enlist local police in its abusive deportation agenda, the agency explicitly aims to subvert the will of local communities that have passed ordinances to prevent exactly this kind of cooperation between police and ICE.

  2. Yoo Sung-man:

    The band members who are in their 20s must enlist for compulsory military service in a few years.

  3. Queen Victoria:

    The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of Woman's Rights with all its attendant horrors on which her poor, feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety.

  4. 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.

  5. Alan Blinder:

    If I was Alan Blinder, I'd be trying to enlist members of Congress on the side of the The Fed and on the side of the law, if he gets into a knife fight with the White House he wants some members on his side.

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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