from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To engage (persons or a person) for service in the armed forces.
- transitive v. To engage the support or cooperation of.
- intransitive v. To enter the armed forces.
- intransitive v. To participate actively in a cause or enterprise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To join a cause or organization, especially military service.
- v. To recruit the aid or membership of others.
- v. To secure, to obtain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To enter on a list; to enroll; to register.
- transitive v. To engage for military or naval service, the name being entered on a list or register.
- transitive v. To secure the support and aid of; to employ in advancing interest.
- intransitive v. To enroll and bind one's self for military or naval service
- intransitive v. To enter heartily into a cause, as if enrolled.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To enter, as a name on a list; enroll; register.
- To engage for public service, especially military or naval service, by enrolling after mutual agreement: as, to enlist men for the army.
- To unite firmly to a cause; employ in advancing some interest; engage the services of: as, to enlist one's sympathies in the cause of charity.
- Synonyms and Enroll, etc. See record, v.
- To engage in public service, especially military service, by subscribing articles or enrolling one's name; specifically, to engage in such service voluntarily.
- To enter heartily into a cause, with devotion to its interests.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hire for work or assistance
- v. engage somebody to enter the army
- v. join the military
en- + list (Wiktionary)