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Definition of Recruit


  1. 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. Hence, to restore the wasted vigor of; to renew in strength or health; to reinvigorate.
  3. 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. 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. To gain new supplies of men for military or other service; to raise or enlist new soldiers; to enlist troops.
  6. A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reenforcement.
  7. Specifically, a man enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.
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Recruit Translations

recruit in Dutch is recruteren
recruit in Italian is coscritto, assoldare, integrare
recruit in Portuguese is recruta
recruit in Spanish is reclutar, alistar, suplementar
recruit in Swedish is rekrytera, rekryt