Synonyms of recruit in English:

recruit


See definition of recruit

verb

1‘a special unit of Portuguese-speaking soldiers was recruited’

SYNONYMS

enlist, sign up, enrol, engage, take on, round up

call up, conscript

North American draft, muster in, induct

historical press, press-gang, shanghai

archaic levy, impress, list, conscribe, crimp, attest

2‘a king's power depended on his capacity to recruit armies and to lead them’

SYNONYMS

muster, form, raise, bring together, gather together, assemble, mobilize, marshal, round up, call to arms

ANTONYMS

demobilize, disband

3‘the company is planning to recruit a thousand new staff’

SYNONYMS

hire, employ, take on, take into one's employ

enrol, sign up, get, obtain, acquire

ANTONYMS

dismiss, lay off


noun

1‘thousands of recruits had been enlisted’

SYNONYMS

conscript, new soldier

North American draftee, inductee

British informal sprog

North American informal plebe, buck private, yardbird

ANTONYMS

veteran

2‘the profession continues to attract a flow of top-quality recruits’

SYNONYMS

new member, new entrant, newcomer, new boy, new girl, initiate

trainee, apprentice

beginner, novice, learner, tyro, neophyte, proselyte

North American tenderfoot, hire

informal rookie, new kid, newbie, cub

North American informal greenhorn