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enlist

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Military
enlisten‧list /ɪnˈlɪst/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 HELP[transitive] to persuade someone to help you to do somethingenlist 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]PM to join the army, navy etcenlist as 🔊 He enlisted as a private.enlist in 🔊 At the outbreak of war, he was enlisted in the army.enlistment noun [countable, uncountable]
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Examples from the Corpus
enlistBy the end of 1915, over 700,000 men had enlisted.Only 31 percent of sailors re- enlist after their first enlistment period.He enlisted in the air force and eventually became a pilot.Frank enlisted in the marines at the age of 19.This habit of enlisting people to make a difference was very powerful.To increase a regular use of the County exchange service and enlist the advice and guidance of County library staff. 10.Pearl enlisted the help of independent consultants Price Waterhouse at an early stage.The same is true with regard to enlisted troops, if the conduct has a direct and palpable effect upon the military.In the first year of the war a million men enlisted voluntarily.enlist inIn the first year of the war, a million men enlisted in the armed forces.
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Verb table
enlist
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyenlist
he, she, itenlists
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyenlisted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave enlisted
he, she, ithas enlisted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad enlisted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill enlist
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have enlisted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam enlisting
he, she, itis enlisting
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you, we, theyare enlisting
Past
I, he, she, itwas enlisting
you, we, theywere enlisting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been enlisting
he, she, ithas been enlisting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been enlisting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be enlisting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been enlisting
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