Definition of conscript verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they conscript
BrE BrE//kənˈskrɪpt//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈskrɪpt//
he / she / it conscripts
BrE BrE//kənˈskrɪpts//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈskrɪpts//
past simple conscripted
BrE BrE//kənˈskrɪptɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈskrɪptɪd//
past participle conscripted
BrE BrE//kənˈskrɪptɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈskrɪptɪd//
-ing form conscripting
BrE BrE//kənˈskrɪptɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈskrɪptɪŋ//
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BrE BrE//kənˈskrɪpt//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈskrɪpt//
(especially British English) (usually North American English draft) [usually passive] conscript somebody (into something) to make somebody join the armed forces synonym call up He was conscripted into the army in 1939. to be conscripted for military service
Word Originlate 18th cent. (as a noun): from French conscrit, from Latin conscriptus, past participle of conscribere ‘enrol’. The verb is a back-formation from conscription.
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