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enlist (v.)

also inlist, 1690s (trans.), 1753 (intrans.), from en- (1) "make, put in" + list (n.1). Possibly suggested by Dutch inlijsten "to write on a list." Related: Enlisted; enlisting.

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Definitions of enlist from WordNet

enlist (v.)
join the military;
enlist (v.)
hire for work or assistance;
Synonyms: engage
enlist (v.)
engage somebody to enter the army;
Synonyms: draft / muster in
From wordnet.princeton.edu