|Origin:||conscriptus, past participle of conscribere 'to make a member of something', from com- ( COM-) + scribere 'to write'|
to make someone join the army, navy etc [= draft American English]
conscript somebody into something
Young Frenchmen were conscripted into the army and forced to fight in Algeria.
to make someone become a member of a group or take part in a particular activity [= recruit]