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Synonyms for recruitrɪˈkrut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recruit, military recruit(noun)

    a recently enlisted soldier

    enlistee, recruit, military recruit

  2. recruit, enlistee(verb)

    any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)

    enlistee, recruit, military recruit

  3. enroll, inscribe, enter, enrol, recruit(verb)

    register formally as a participant or member

    "The party recruited many new members"

    recruit, go into, participate, enrol, infix, enter, encrypt, get into, go in, put down, figure, introduce, levy, code, cipher, cypher, embark, grave, scratch, autograph, record, inscribe, write in code, insert, engrave, encipher, accede, get in, come in, enroll, move into, raise

  4. recruit(verb)

    seek to employ

    "The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants"

    enrol, enter, raise, levy, inscribe, enroll

  5. recruit, levy, raise(verb)

    cause to assemble or enlist in the military

    "raise an army"; "recruit new soldiers"

    kindle, evoke, arouse, put forward, leaven, set up, enrol, upgrade, impose, inscribe, provoke, elevate, kick upstairs, recruit, upraise, enkindle, put up, heighten, stir, elicit, advance, conjure, lift, fire, farm, grow, bring up, conjure up, nurture, resurrect, levy, promote, prove, erect, raise, call down, get up, produce, call forth, invoke, enter, enroll, rear, parent, enhance

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. recruit

    The transitive use of recover in the sense of cure, heal, etc., as in 2 Kings v, 6, "That thou mayest recover him of his leprosy," is now practically obsolete. The chief transitive use of recover is in the sense to obtain again after losing, regain, repossess, etc.; as, to recover stolen goods; to recover health. The intransitive sense, be cured, be restored, etc., is very common; as, to recover from sickness, terror, or misfortune.

    be cured, be healed, be restored, cure, heal, reanimate, recover, recuperate, regain, repossess, restore, resume, retrieve

    die, fail, grow worse, relapse, sink

    From; rarely of; (Law) to recover judgment against, to recover damages of or from a person.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. recruit(v. a.)

    repair, replenish

  2. recruit(v. a.)

    refresh, revive, restore, renovate

  3. recruit(v. a.)

    (Mil.) reinforce, supply with new men

  4. recruit(v. n.)

    raise new soldiers, get supplies of men

  5. recruit(v. n.)

    revive, recover, regain health, be restored to health, get well

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

recruiting, recruitment, hire, recruits, hiring, recruited, employ, rookie, attract, conscript, engage

Translations for recruit

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تجنيدArabic
  • branec, rekrutovat, rekrutCzech
  • Rekrut, rekrutierenGerman
  • rekruto, varbiEsperanto
  • recluta, reclutarSpanish
  • virkistää, virkistäytyä, alokas, rekrytoida, palkata, täydennys, värvätä, täydentääFinnish
  • recrue, recruter, enrôlerFrench
  • újonc, toboroz, regruta, verbuválHungarian
  • rinnovare, rigenerare, reintegro, rinvigorire, arruolare, rimpiazzo, ricreare, recluta, arruolato, rigenerarsi, reclutareItalian
  • 新兵Japanese
  • tiroLatin
  • ika tauhouMāori
  • rekruttNorwegian
  • recrutaPortuguese
  • призывни́к, нанимать, вербовать, нанять, завербовать, ре́крут, новобра́нецRussian
  • rekrytSwedish
  • sajiliSwahili

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