re·cruit /rɪˈkrut/ 及物動詞
Re·cruit, v. i.
1. To gain new supplies of anything wasted; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like; to recuperate; as, lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures.
2. To gain new supplies of men for military or other service; to raise or enlist new soldiers; to enlist troops.
Re·cruit v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recruited; p. pr. & vb. n. Recruiting.]
1. To repair by fresh supplies, as anything wasted; to remedy lack or deficiency in; as, food recruits the flesh; fresh air and exercise recruit the spirits.
Her cheeks glow the brighter, recruiting their color. --Glanvill.
2. Hence, to restore the wasted vigor of; to renew in strength or health; to reinvigorate.
3. To supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment; as, he recruited two regiments; the army was recruited for a campaign; also, to muster; to enlist; as, he recruited fifty men.
1. A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reenforcement.
The state is to have recruits to its strength, and remedies to its distempers. --Burke.
2. Specifically, a man enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.
n 1: a recently enlisted soldier
2: any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces) [syn: enlistee]
v 1: register formally as a participant or member; "The party
recruited many new members" [syn: enroll, inscribe,
2: seek to employ; "The lab director recruited an able crew of
3: cause to assemble or enlist in the military; "raise an
army"; "recruit new soldiers" [syn: levy, raise]