Definition of enlist in English:


Line breaks: en¦list
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈlɪst
, ɛn-/




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  • On July 8th, basic training for enlistees in the Army Ranger program began at Fort Benning, Georgia, with Tillman and a younger brother among those hoping to qualify for the elite light infantry unit.
  • These include members of the National Guard and career soldiers eligible to retire after 20 years of service as well as enlistees who've completed their eight-year commitment.
  • In doing so, military recruiters made a number of promises to new enlistees - such as the promise of free lifetime medical care.


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  • As an enlister in the army during World War I, he saw no action because the war ended shortly after he arrived at camp for training.
  • He was still there in 1797 as he served an additional 6 months as an enlister for the Loyal Nottingham Foresters from November 1796 to April 1797.


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  • Let us remember that almost one-third of those now entering military service fail to complete their initial enlistments.
  • However, too many service members leave the military at the end of their initial enlistment to take advantage of the benefits.
  • That policy forces troops to continue serving in the military even after their enlistments have ended.


mid 16th century (formerly also as inlist): from en-1, in-2 'in, on' + list1, perhaps suggested by Dutch inlijsten 'put on a list'.

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