enlist Definition

  • 1to join the armed forces
  • 2to get the help or support of someone

Using enlist: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "enlist" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He enlisted in the army when he was 18.

  • Example

    The company has enlisted the help of a consultant to improve their sales strategy.

  • Example

    I need to enlist your support for this project.

  • Example

    She decided to enlist in the Navy after college.

enlist Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for enlist

Antonyms for enlist

Phrases with enlist

  • enlist someone's help

    to ask someone to help you with something


    I had to enlist my brother's help to move the furniture.

  • enlist someone's support

    to persuade someone to support you or your cause


    The politician is trying to enlist the support of young voters.

  • to join the armed forces


    He decided to enlist in the military after high school.

Origins of enlist

from Old French 'enlister', meaning 'enroll'


Summary: enlist in Brief

'Enlist' [ɪnˈlɪst] is a verb that means to join the armed forces or to get the help or support of someone. It can be used in phrases like 'enlist someone's help' or 'enlist in the military.' 'Enlist' is often used formally, as in 'recruit' or 'enroll,' but can also be used informally, as in 'get on board.'