What does recruit mean?

Definitions for recruit
rɪˈkrutre·cruit

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"

Wiktionary

  1. recruit(Noun)

    A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reinforcement.

    Etymology: From recruter (as a verb).

  2. recruit(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From recruter (as a verb).

  3. recruit(Noun)

    A hired worker

    These new recruits were hired after passing the interviews

    Etymology: From recruter (as a verb).

  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

    Etymology: From recruter (as a verb).

  5. recruit(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From recruter (as a verb).

  6. recruit(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From recruter (as a verb).

  7. recruit(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Recruit(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Recruit(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Recruit(noun)

    a supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reenforcement

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Recruit(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. recruit

    To supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment. Also, a person enlisted to make up deficiency in an army; a newly-enlisted soldier.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Michael VanRooyen:

    It directly impacts our ability to recruit volunteers.

  2. Darrell Issa:

    Unfortunately, loopholes in the program have allowed a small handful of employers to game the system to displace American workers, and crowd out others who legitimately need the limited slots ... to recruit individuals with unique skill sets not available here at home.

  3. Dianne Feinstein:

    He was not a mole or a spy, but someone who a foreign intelligence service thought it could recruit.

  4. Identity Evropa:

    We have seen white supremacists try to recruit on college campuses for years, but what is different today is there has been a velocity and a volume of the efforts that we really have never seen before.

  5. Jennifer Cafarella:

    First, by dispatching expeditionary ISIS cells to areas such as Damascus and Lebanon, which can be activated and augmented at a later date, in addition, ISIS seeks to recruit local successful jihadist groups globally in areas such as Libya and Egypt, to bring them into the ISIS fold.

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Translations for recruit

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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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