En·list v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enlisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Enlisting.]
1. To enter on a list; to enroll; to register.
2. To engage for military or naval service, the name being entered on a list or register; as, to enlist men.
3. To secure the support and aid of; to employ in advancing interest; as, to enlist persons in the cause of truth, or in a charitable enterprise.
n : the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army
(or for a job or a cause etc.) [syn: recruitment]