verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- recrudescent typhus,
Origin of recruit
Examples from the Web for recruit
He also was working to recruit Castro as a driver for a drug load.
The company declined to comment on their efforts to recruit more women, but the current drivers say they are working hard at it.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She is accused of using her celebrity to recruit socially disadvantaged minors with the potential to become professional models.Colombian Beauty Queen Arrested for Running Child Prostitution Ring|Jason Batansky|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In April of this year, the FBI tried to recruit a member of the Guantanamo defense team as an informant.A Navy Lawyer Cries Foul on Gitmo’s Kafkaesque Legal System|Eleanor Clift|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tsongas and Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) have led the charge for an all-American recruit shoe in Congress.New Balance Lobbies Congress to Make the U.S. Military's Only Running Shoe|Tim Mak|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He wished to give time to the planters to recruit their stocks.The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the|Thomas Clarkson
"You'll find most folks going to Rawhide, if you're looking for company," pursued Trampas, fishing for a recruit.The Virginian|Owen Wister
In order to recruit his health, the King visited California in November, 1890.The Hawaiian Islands|The Department of Foreign Affairs
The rest of the recruit graduates, those unqualified for advanced schooling, were divided.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965|Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
After in vain trying to enlist Mr. Schreiner as a recruit, Mr. Reitz asked him to state the reason of his refusal.
- to enlist (men) for military service
- to raise or strengthen (an army, navy, etc) by enlistment
Word Origin for recruit
1630s, "to strengthen, reinforce," from French recruter (17c.), from recrute "a levy, a recruit" (see recruit (n.)). Sense of "to enlist new soldiers" is attested from 1650s; of student athletes, from 1913. Related: Recruited; recruiting.
"military reinforcement, one of a newly raised body of troops," 1640s, from recruit (v)., replacing earlier recrew, recrue; or from obsolete French recrute, alteration of recreue "a supply," recrue "a levy of troops" (late 16c.), Picardy or Hainault dialect variant of recrue "a levy, a recruit," literally "new growth," from Old French recreu (12c.), past participle of recreistre "grow or increase again," from re- "again" (see re-) + creistre "to grow," from Latin crescere "to grow" (see crescent). "The French word first appeared in literary use in gazettes published in Holland, and was disapproved of by French writers in the latter part of the 17th c." [OED]. The French word also is the source of Dutch recruut, German Recrut, Swedish rekryt.