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Definition of recruit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recruit
    he / she / it recruits
    past simple recruited
    -ing form recruiting
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] recruit (somebody) (to something) recruit somebody to do something to find new people to join a company, an organization, the armed forces, etc. The police are trying to recruit more officers from ethnic minorities. They recruited several new members to the team. He's responsible for recruiting at all levels. Topic CollocationsJobsgetting a job look for work look for/apply for/go for a job get/pick up/complete/fill out an application (form) send/e-mail your résumé/CV/application/application form/cover letter be called for/have/attend an interview offer somebody a job/work/employment/a promotion find/get/land a job employ/hire/recruit staff/workers/trainees recruit/appoint a managerdoing a job arrive at/get to/leave work/the office/the factory start/finish work/your shift do/put in/work overtime have/gain/get/lack/need experience/qualifications do/get/have/receive training learn/pick up/improve/develop (your) skills cope with/manage/share/spread/delegate the workload improve your/achieve a better work-life balance have (no) job satisfaction/job securitybuilding a career have a job/work/a career/a vocation find/follow/pursue your vocation enter/go into/join a profession choose/embark on/start/begin/pursue a career change jobs/professions/careers be/go/work freelance do/take on temp work/freelance work do/be engaged in/be involved in volunteer workleaving your job leave/quit/resign from your job give up work/your job/your career hand in your notice/resignation plan to/be due to retire in June/next year, etc. take early retirement
  2. 2recruit somebody to do something to persuade someone to do something, especially to help you We were recruited to help peel the vegetables.
  3. 3recruit something to form a new army, team, etc. by persuading new people to join it to recruit a task force
  5. recruitment
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    noun [uncountable] the recruitment of new members a recruitment drive
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