What does recruit mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word recruit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recruit, military recruit(noun)

    a recently enlisted soldier

  2. recruit, enlistee(verb)

    any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)

  3. enroll, inscribe, enter, enrol, recruit(verb)

    register formally as a participant or member

    "The party recruited many new members"

  4. recruit(verb)

    seek to employ

    "The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants"

  5. recruit, levy, raise(verb)

    cause to assemble or enlist in the military

    "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"


  1. recruit(Noun)

    A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reinforcement.

  2. recruit(Noun)

    A man enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.

  3. recruit(Noun)

    A hired worker

    These new recruits were hired after passing the interviews

  4. recruit(Verb)

    To make an attempt to enroll or enlist new members or potential employees on behalf of an employer, organization, sports team, military, etc.

    We need to recruit' more admin staff to deal with the massive surge in popularity of our products

  5. recruit(Verb)

    To supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment; also, to muster

  6. recruit(Verb)

    To replenish, renew, or reinvigorate by fresh supplies; to remedy lack or deficiency in

  7. recruit(Verb)

    To recuperate; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like

  8. Origin: From recruter (as a verb).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recruit(verb)

    to repair by fresh supplies, as anything wasted; to remedy lack or deficiency in; as, food recruits the flesh; fresh air and exercise recruit the spirits

  2. Recruit(verb)

    hence, to restore the wasted vigor of; to renew in strength or health; to reinvigorate

  3. Recruit(verb)

    to supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment; as, he recruited two regiments; the army was recruited for a campaign; also, to muster; to enlist; as, he recruited fifty men

  4. Recruit(verb)

    to gain new supplies of anything wasted; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like; to recuperate; as, lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures

  5. Recruit(verb)

    to gain new supplies of men for military or other service; to raise or enlist new soldiers; to enlist troops

  6. Recruit(noun)

    a supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reenforcement

  7. Recruit(noun)

    specifically, a man enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier

  8. Origin: [F. recruter, corrupted (under influence of recrue recruiting, recruit, from recro/tre, p. p. recr, to grow again) from an older recluter, properly, to patch, to mend (a garment); pref. re- + OF. clut piece, piece of cloth; cf. Icel. kltr kerchief, E. clout.]


  1. Recruit

    Recruit Co., Ltd. is a classified advertisement, publication and human resources company in Japan, founded in 1963 originally as an advertisement company specialized in university newspapers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recruit

    rē-krōōt′, v.i. to obtain fresh supplies: to recover in health, &c.: to enlist new soldiers.—v.t. to repair: to supply: to supply with recruits.—n. the supply of any want: a substitute for something wanting: a newly enlisted soldier.—ns. Recruit′al, renewed supply; Recruit′er.—adj. Recruit′ing, obtaining new supplies: enlisting recruits.—n. the business of obtaining new supplies or enlisting new soldiers.—ns. Recruit′ing-ground, a place where recruits may be obtained; Recruit′ing-par′ty, a party of soldiers engaged in enlisting recruits; Recruit′ing-ser′geant, a sergeant who enlists recruits; Recruit′ment, the act, business, or employment of raising new supplies of men for an army. [O. Fr. recruterre-, croître—L. recrescĕrere-, again, crescĕre, to grow.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recruit' in Verbs Frequency: #733

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recruit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recruit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of recruit in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    A good GI bill would increase the recruit pool.

  2. Michael VanRooyen:

    It directly impacts our ability to recruit volunteers.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    Guantanamo is one of the premier mechanisms for jihadists to recruit.

  4. Jimmy Gurule:

    Social media plays an important role in allowing ISIS to recruit foreign fighters.

  5. Rick Scott:

    Over the next four years, I will be traveling to your states personally to recruit you here.

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  • تجنيدArabic
  • branec, rekrutovat, rekrutCzech
  • Rekrut, rekrutierenGerman
  • rekruto, varbiEsperanto
  • recluta, reclutarSpanish
  • virkistää, virkistäytyä, alokas, rekrytoida, palkata, täydennys, värvätä, täydentääFinnish
  • recrue, recruter, enrôlerFrench
  • újonc, toboroz, regruta, verbuválHungarian
  • rinnovare, rigenerare, reintegro, rinvigorire, arruolare, rimpiazzo, ricreare, recluta, arruolato, rigenerarsi, reclutareItalian
  • 新兵Japanese
  • tiroLatin
  • ika tauhouMāori
  • rekruttNorwegian
  • recrutaPortuguese
  • призывни́к, нанимать, вербовать, нанять, завербовать, ре́крут, новобра́нецRussian
  • rekrytSwedish
  • sajiliSwahili

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