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1‘he had enlisted in the Royal Engineers’
join, enrol in, sign up for, volunteer for
British archaic take the King's shilling
2‘he was enlisted in the army’
recruit, call up, enrol, sign up
mobilize, raise, muster, rally, hire, employ, take on, engage, conscript
North American draft, induct
historical press, press-gang
archaic levy, list
3‘he has enlisted the help of a friend’
obtain, engage, win, get, procure, secure
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.