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recruit

[ ri-kroot ]
/ rɪˈkrut /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Origin of recruit

First recorded in 1635–45; from French, stem of recruter, derivative of recrue “new growth,” noun use of feminine past participle of recroître (re- re- + croître, from Latin crēscere “to grow”; cf. crescent)

OTHER WORDS FROM recruit

re·cruit·a·ble, adjectivere·cruit·er, nounun·re·cruit·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·cruit·ed, adjective
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How to use recruit in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for recruit

recruit
/ (rɪˈkruːt) /

verb

  1. to enlist (men) for military service
  2. to raise or strengthen (an army, navy, etc) by enlistment
(tr) to enrol or obtain (members, support, etc)
to furnish or be furnished with a fresh supply; renew
archaic to recover (health, strength, spirits, etc)

noun

a newly joined member of a military service
any new member or supporter

Derived forms of recruit

recruitable, adjectiverecruiter, nounrecruitment, noun

Word Origin for recruit

C17: from French recrute literally: new growth, from recroître to grow again, from Latin recrēscere from re- + crēscere to grow
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