Meaning of enlist

en•list

Pronunciation: (en-list'), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to enroll, usually voluntarily, for military service: He decided to enlist in the Marines.
  2. to enter into some cause, enterprise, etc.
—v.t.
  1. to engage for military service: to enlist men for the army.
  2. to secure (a person, services, etc.) for some cause, enterprise, etc.: They enlisted us to serve as ushers at the meeting.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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