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recruit
American English: /rəˈkrut/
British English: /rɪˈkruːt/

Translation of recruit in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (Military)
    Example sentences
    • The intention is to influence many of those new recruits into becoming Army Reserve officers.
    • This program allows qualified civilian recruits to enlist specifically for Special Forces training.
    • This archive consists of hundreds of images of naked men, presumably fresh conscripts and army recruits, taken for an unknown kind of ethnographic exercise.
    1.2 (new member) the latest recruits to the club/staff
    los nuevos socios del club/miembros del personal
    one of our latest recruits
    una de nuestras últimas adquisiciones [humorous]

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (Military) 1.2 (take on, attract)
    (members/volunteers)
    reclutar
    (staff)
    contratar
    they tried to recruit me into the party
    trataron de convencerme para que me afiliara al partido

intransitive verb

  • 1.1
    (army)
    alistar reclutas
    (company)
    buscar personal
    reclutar gente
    1.2
    also: recruiting present participle
    (agent/office)
    de reclutamiento
    Example sentences
    • Such a policy would make it easier to recruit soldiers and officers because their pay would be more competitive with the civilian market.
    • Despite some less than optimistic predictions, we have recruited the right soldiers and kept the best and brightest troops in the Army so we can match the right faces to the correct places.
    • The Army has learned through painful experience and proudly proclaims that it recruits soldiers, but retains families.
    Example sentences
    • Turnover is the exception, and openings are promptly filled when they occur, often by candidates recruited by current staff members.
    • Waterford Chamber of Commerce are fully aware of the difficulties that its members are experiencing in recruiting suitable employees.
    • With my health clubs, the most effective marketing has always been to reward members for recruiting their friends, family and work colleagues.

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