enlisting enlisting  /ɛn ˈlɪ stɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)


  1. Where he serves as the beast to Diane's beauty, horrifying her, titillating her, then enlisting her sympathetic curiosity and, finally, her love.
  2. I hope more Americans would consider enlisting in our armed forces.


  1. Three city buildings set for demolition

    Altoona City Council members agreed Wednesday to demolish three blighted buildings, enlisting a pair of contractors to knock down the structures at a total cost of more than $24,000. The buildings at 1115 Sixth Ave., 408 12th St. and 722 Fourth Ave.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Altoona Mirror

  2. EC Council to seek real estate agent to sell building

    ELLWOOD CITY -- Borough council will consider enlisting a real estate firm to sell a building Ellwood City owns in Ellport.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Ellwood City Ledger

  3. Why Some Use a Co-Signer on Their Apartment Lease

    Enlisting the help of a guarantor can make you a more desirable prospective tenant.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: US News & World Report


  1. "This decision by the United States is a major step toward bringing more international support to the struggle against terrorism, and enlisting all nations in this war," President Hamid Karzai said in a statement issued late Thursday.
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Hamid Karzai Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "They sought to escape detection by enlisting casino employees in their crimes," Milgram said. "I'm pleased to say they greatly underestimated our vigilance and determination to keep organized crime out of Atlantic City casinos."
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Anne Milgram Source: Forbes

  3. "I thought it was a sad commentary when you have tens of thousands of soldiers and Marines laying their lives on the line who are re-enlisting for that combat and you have State Department people standing up and saying they were not going to go to...
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: Duncan Hunter Source: International Herald Tribune

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /