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[ en-list ]SEE DEFINITION OF enlist

Synonyms for enlist

  • admit
  • appoint
  • assign
  • attract
  • call up
  • conscript
  • employ
  • engage
  • enroll
  • enter
  • gather
  • hire
  • join
  • mobilize
  • recruit
  • serve
  • volunteer
  • draft
  • embody
  • get
  • hitch
  • incorporate
  • induct
  • initiate
  • inscribe
  • interest
  • levy
  • list
  • muster
  • oblige
  • obtain
  • place
  • procure
  • record
  • register
  • reserve
  • secure
  • call to arms
  • conscribe
  • enter into
  • join up
  • press into service
  • sign on
  • take on
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Antonyms for enlist

  • cancel
  • discharge
  • dismiss
  • divide
  • eject
  • expel
  • fire
  • ignore
  • lay off
  • leave
  • let go
  • oust
  • refrain
  • refuse
  • reject
  • repel
  • separate
  • shun
  • stop
  • withdraw
  • exclude
  • forfeit
  • forget
  • lose
  • remove
  • unfasten
  • avoid
  • dodge
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENLIST

Let us run away, for fear he should make us enlist in his company!

One of them, a carter in a smockfrock, seemed wavering and disposed to enlist.

I'm going to enlist to-morrow, and perhaps I won't get so good a chance as this!

Florent was never able to enlist Claude amongst his supporters.

He had then tried to enlist as a private, but had been rejected for the same reason.

That she had been able to enlist the services of Richard Duvall gave her a sense of security.

But, Maud, can't you see why he didn't come and tell you before he went to enlist?

"Wish we could enlist a few thousands of him—jaw-bones as well," said the General.

I—I'd like to try and enlist for the duration of the war—swear off for that long, anyhow.

I have enlisted for you the men that you desired me to enlist.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + list (n.). Possibly suggested by Dutch inlijsten "to write on a list." Related: Enlisted; enlisting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ENLIST

align

verbjoin; bring to agreement
  • affiliate
  • agree
  • ally
  • associate
  • cooperate
  • enlist
  • follow
  • join sides
  • sympathize

aligns

verbjoin; bring to agreement
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