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recruit

Synonyms of recruit in English:

verb

  • 1 a special unit of Portuguese-speaking soldiers was recruited
    enlist, sign up, enrol, engage, take on, round up;
    North American draft, muster in, induct
    historical press, press-gang, shanghai
    archaic levy, impress, list, conscribe, crimp, attest
  • 2 a king's power depended on his capacity to recruit armies and to lead them
    muster, form, raise, gather/bring together, assemble, mobilize, marshal, round up, call to arms
    [Antonyms] demobilize, disband
  • 3 the company is planning to recruit a thousand new staff
    hire, employ, take on, take into one's employ;
    enrol, sign up, get, obtain, acquire
    [Antonyms] dismiss, lay off
  • noun

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  • 1 thousands of recruits had been enlisted
    conscript, new soldier;
    North American draftee, inductee
    British informal sprog
    North American informal plebe, buck private, yardbird
    [Antonyms] veteran
  • 2 the profession continues to attract a flow of top-quality recruits
    new member, new entrant, newcomer, new boy/girl, initiate;
    North American tenderfoot, hire
    informal rookie, new kid, newbie, cub
    North American informal greenhorn
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