Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun recruit

2 senses of recruit

Sense 1
recruit, military recruit -- (a recently enlisted soldier)
       => enlisted man -- (a male enlisted person in the armed forces)

Sense 2
recruit, enlistee -- (any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces))
       => newcomer, fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman, newbie, entrant -- (any new participant in some activity)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb recruit

3 senses of recruit

Sense 1
enroll, inscribe, enter, enrol, recruit -- (register formally as a participant or member; "The party recruited many new members")
       => register -- (record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions)

Sense 2
recruit -- (seek to employ; "The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants")
       => engage, enlist -- (hire for work or assistance; "engage aid, help, services, or support")

Sense 3
recruit, levy, raise -- (cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers")
       => enlist, draft, muster in -- (engage somebody to enter the army)

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