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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.

Recruit Quotations

For me, motivation is a person who has the capability to recruit the resources he needs to achieve a goal.
Arsene Wenger

Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Erich Maria Remarque

My name is Harvey Milk and I'm here to recruit you.
Harvey Milk

Nobody, absolutely nobody, straps a bomb on their body because they were recruited from the Internet. It takes an enormous amount of personal face-to-face contact and time in order to recruit a young person into the cause of jihad.
Reza Aslan

I was stationed at a marine recruit depot in San Diego from 1965 to 1967.
R. Lee Ermey
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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
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