Recruit

Definition of Recruit

Re`cruit´   Pronunciation: r?`kr?t´
v. t.1.To repair by fresh supplies, as anything wasted; to remedy lack or deficiency in; as, food recruits the flesh; fresh air and exercise recruit the spirits.
[imp. & p. p. Recruited; p. pr. & vb. n. Recruiting.]
Her cheeks glow the brighter, recruiting their color.
- Glanvill.
2.Hence, to restore the wasted vigor of; to renew in strength or health; to reinvigorate.
3.To supply with new men, as an army; to fill up or make up by enlistment; as, he recruited two regiments; the army was recruited for a campaign; also, to muster; to enlist; as, he recruited fifty men.
v. i.1.To gain new supplies of anything wasted; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like; to recuperate; as, lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures.
2.To gain new supplies of men for military or other service; to raise or enlist new soldiers; to enlist troops.
n.1.A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reënforcement.
The state is to have recruits to its strength, and remedies to its distempers.
- Burke.
2.Specifically, a man enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.

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