Translation of enlist in Spanish:

enlist

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈlɪst/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • alistarse to enlist in sth alistarse en algo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [soldiers/helpers/members] reclutar, alistar; [sailors] enrolar to enlist sb in sth conseguir* el apoyo de algn en algo 1.2 [support/aid] conseguir*
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    • He ordered me to enlist Wallace's support for one of his regular press conferences.
    • In May 1982 Sharon he flew to Washington to enlist President Reagan's support.
    • Anyway I secured the bid and enlisted Alex's help cleaning up the school as well.
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    • We lost all contact, but as it happened we both enlisted in the armed services the moment we turned eighteen.
    • During the Civil War he enlisted in the Union army in the 20th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.
    • He survived the Great Depression and enlisted in the US Army when the Second World War broke out.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.