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conscript

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conscriptcons‧cript1 /kənˈskrɪpt/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 PMto make someone join the army, navy etc syn draft American Englishconscript somebody into something 🔊 Young Frenchmen were conscripted into the army and forced to fight in Algeria.2 JOIN AN ORGANIZATIONto make someone become a member of a group or take part in a particular activity syn recruit
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conscriptSuch were the men Lincoln and Stanton were proposing to conscript.To conscript more victims, you need a proper network.Governor Davis wanted to conscript parents as homework helpers.
Related topics: Military
conscriptcon‧script2 /ˈkɒnskrɪpt $ ˈkɑːn-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 PMsomeone who has been made to join the army, navy etc syn draftee American English 🔊 a young army conscript
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conscriptI have an introduction to L, an army conscript.A nationwide census, carried out every three years, was used to draft conscripts.Some have conscript armies, others do not.She could do without large conscript armies to defend land frontiers and needed long-service troops who could be employed overseas for long periods.Many conscripts - they make up 65 percent of the armed forces - receive only the most basic training.The average number of conscripts in training has fallen from 80,000 to about 15,000.Professional and motivated as officers and commanders of the national armed forces might be, what of conscripts?The army had to put down, with much bloodshed, bread riots in 1977 and protests by police conscripts in 1985.
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Verb table
conscript
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconscript
he, she, itconscripts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconscripted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave conscripted
he, she, ithas conscripted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad conscripted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill conscript
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have conscripted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam conscripting
he, she, itis conscripting
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you, we, theyare conscripting
Past
I, he, she, itwas conscripting
you, we, theywere conscripting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been conscripting
he, she, ithas been conscripting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been conscripting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be conscripting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been conscripting
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