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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enlistverb

    join the military

  2. engage, enlistverb

    hire for work or assistance

    "engage aid, help, services, or support"

  3. enlist, draft, muster inverb

    engage somebody to enter the army


  1. enlistverb

    To join a cause or organization, especially military service.

    The army wants potential soldiers to enlist.

  2. enlistverb

    To recruit the aid or membership of others.

    We enlisted fifty new members.

  3. enlistverb

    To secure, to obtain

    They enlisted government's support.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enlistverb

    to enter on a list; to enroll; to register

  2. Enlistverb

    to engage for military or naval service, the name being entered on a list or register; as, to enlist men

  3. Enlistverb

    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

  4. Enlistverb

    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

  5. Enlistverb

    to enter heartily into a cause, as if enrolled

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Enlist

    en-list′, v.t. to enrol: to engage as a soldier, &c.: to employ in advancing an object.—v.i. to engage in public service, esp. as a soldier: to enter heartily into a cause.—n. Enlist′ment, act of enlisting: state of being enlisted.

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  1. listen

  2. leints

  3. silent

  4. tinsel

  5. inlets

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enlist in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enlist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of enlist in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Mauro:

    ISIL's focus on justifying killing Shiites is because it is being pressed by Shiite forces in Iraq and Syria, iSIL is hoping to enlist Sunnis by framing its jihad as part of a prophetic battle where the Shiites and Jews eventually unite behind the Antichrist. Fanning the flames of the Sunni-Shia split, which dates to shortly after the death of Mohammad, benefits ISIS by helping it recruit Sunnis, Mauro said. And the terror group's leadership appears to believe a final battle has been prophecized. Worldwide, Sunnis make up about 85 percent of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. Sunnis, who believe the true lineage of Mohammad lies with those who most closely followed his teachings, control powerful Muslim nations including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan. In addition, most Muslims in Africa are Sunnis. Shia Muslims are a relatively small minority of Shia Muslims, concentrated in Iran and Iraq. Shia Muslims believe bloodlines, not devotion, dictate the prophet’s line of successors. Throughout history, Shia Muslims have rejected the authority of Muslim leaders elected by the people, instead following a line of clerics Shia Muslims consider to have been appointed by Mohammad or Allah. The divide goes back to the period following Mohammad’s death in 632, when his close confidante Abu Bakr became the first Caliph of the Islamic nation. Shias believed the rightful heir was Mohammad’s cousin and son-in-law, Ali bin Abu Talib. Both sects have spawned more than their share of terrorists, though the terror organizations operate differently. Al Qaeda, ISIS, Al-Shebab and Boko Haram are Sunni organizations, while Iranian-sponsored terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, are Shia. The 13th issue of Dabiq, a copy of which was provided to FoxNews.com by the Middle East Media Research Institute( MEMRI), is titled The Rafidah : From Ibn Saba' To the Dajjal. The Rafidah is derogatory term for Shia Muslims that translates to.

  2. Dick Durbin:

    The president and the White House, particularly a man named Jeffrey Clark… put a full court press on the acting attorney general to try to enlist them in overturning the results of the last election, it was relentless.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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  • вербувам, записвам се, постъпвамBulgarian
  • nabrat, narukovatCzech
  • varbiĝiEsperanto
  • enlistar, reclutar, conseguir, alistarSpanish
  • värväytyä, värvätäFinnish
  • rejoindre, recruterFrench
  • engajarIdo
  • зачислить, завербовать, зачисляться, набрать, заручаться, вербовать, зачислять, зачислиться, заручиться, набирать, записаться, записыватьсяRussian
  • värvaSwedish
  • 招募Chinese

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    a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
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