enlist enlist  /ɛn ˈlɪst/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) join the military
  2. (v) hire for work or assistance
  3. (v) engage somebody to enter the army

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Usage(s):

  1. Some of these stretching moves can be done alone and others with a partner whom you'd enlist to, say, pull your fist away from you as you work to pull it in during a bicep curl.
  2. In 1942, as he was trying to find a way to enlist, the war literally dropped in on him.
  3. Vaccines enlist the immune system in the battle against cancer.

News

  1. Md. woman gets 18 months in murder-for-hire plot

    ANNAPOLIS — The mistress of an Annapolis man who tried to enlist a hit man to kill his wife has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for her part in the plot. The Capital of Annapolis reports Cynthia Mills entered an Alford plea to conspiracy to commit murder, maintaining her innocence while acknowledging prosecutors [...]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Daily Record

  2. IRS Continues Its Scrutiny Of Leveraged Partnerships: 2009 Sale Of Chicago Cubs Finds Itself In Service's Crosshairs

    People often resent the rich for their gated communities and refined musks and monkey butlers. Oh, and also because of the perception that the rich are able to enlist high-priced consultants to help them game the tax system by taking advantage of opportunities not readily available to Joe Six-Pack.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Enlist E3™ Soybeans Approved in Canada

    Farmers in Canada will have access to the latest innovation in soybean technology as Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company , and MS Technologies LLC have received approval for Enlist E3™ soybeans.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "We must once again enlist the public's support, this time to pinpoint Vico's current location," Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said in a statement.
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Ronald Noble Source: Register

  2. Foner says: "A lot of people said, 'Hey man, get in line. You're critical of the government. You're critical of the war on terror. You're not a patriot. They were saying we've got to rally everyone to enlist and historians have got to do their job,...
    on Jun 6, 2008 By: Eric Foner Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "I'm going to enlist the support of anybody I can to try and move forward a Palestinian state living at peace side by side with Israel," Rice said. "That is the goal here."
    on Jan 14, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: International Herald Tribune

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