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Enlist meaning

enlist - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To enter on a list; to enroll; to register.
  2. 2. To engage for military or naval service, the name being entered on a list or register; as, to enlist men.
  3. 3. To secure the support and aid of; to employ in advancing interest; as, to enlist persons in the cause of truth, or in a charitable enterprise.
  4. 4. To enroll and bind one's self for military or naval service; as, he enlisted in the regular army; the men enlisted for the war.
  5. 5. To enter heartily into a cause, as if enrolled.
  6. 6. To engage in service; enter into a cause.
  7. 7. To enter on a list; engage in public services; engage.

enlist - examples of usage

  1. Both together, by every possible method, endeavour to enlist popular sympathy against him. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. One by one the goats were got rid of, and now but two or three remained; she could not make up her mind to part with all, for living creatures, however greatly they have disappointed, always enlist the sympathies of women. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. I'm going to enlist." - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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