to persuade someone to help you to do something
enlist somebody's help/services etc
He has enlisted the help of a sports psychologist for the team.
The public are being enlisted to help.
2 [intransitive,transitive usually passive]PM
to join the army, navy etc
He enlisted as a private.
At the outbreak of war, he was enlisted in the army.
—enlistment noun [uncountable and countable]