From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrecruitre‧cruit1 /rɪˈkruːt/ ●●○ verb 1 [intransitive, transitive]BESSO to find new people to work in a company, join an organization, do a job etc We’re having difficulty recruiting enough qualified staff. Many government officials were recruited from private industry.2 [intransitive, transitive]PM to get people to join the army, navy etc → conscript Most of the men in the village were recruited that day.3 [transitive]PERSUADE to persuade someone to do something for yourecruit somebody to do something I recruited three of my friends to help me move. —recruiter noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusrecruit• There were others who would have to be recruited.• We're not recruiting at the moment.• Quintas told police he was recruited by a man in Brighton who has not been traced.• It's getting more and more difficult to recruit experienced staff.• The 10-player team is recruited from a student body of 96, only 42 of which are girls.• For the controlled study on drinking habits, we recruited men between 35 and 45.• The police department is trying to recruit more black officers.• The Young Adventurers are trying to recruit more girls.• Efforts to recruit more men to the priesthood have not been successful.• The person who recruited Nowak, or who had been recruited by him, would be trembling with anticipation.• Great Groups are headed by people confident enough to recruit people better than themselves.• If you recruit under pressure because you are short of people, you will recruit apes.recruit somebody to do something• We recruited a few of our friends to help us move.recruitrecruit2 ●○○ noun [countable] 1 BOPMsomeone who has just joined the army, navy, or air force → conscriptnew/raw/fresh recruit (=one who is completely untrained) Drill sergeants have eight weeks to turn fresh recruits into soldiers.2 SSODLCsomeone who has recently joined an organization, team, group of people etc New recruits are sent to the Atlanta office for training.
Examples from the Corpusrecruit• No questions were asked as long as recruits accepted the harsh conditions and the unit's strict code of honour.• And like Travieso, he became a well-known high school player, an All-State selection and a coveted recruit.• Its boasts about fanatical recruits lining up for paradise through the martyrdom of suicide-bombing may be bluster.• Peter is one of our new recruits.• The first day that Bailey and other recruits can sign with schools is April 10.• Any potential recruit knew the score.• At many banks, young recruits first work as tellers.• At most banks, young recruits spend a few months working as tellers.new/raw/fresh recruit• You could tell he was a new recruit.• A new recruit to the service will be paid £243-a-week, £11 more.• Sometimes the Party establishment, in its political moods, falls to judge the mood of its new recruits.• Many new recruits have been influenced by their experiences during a hospital stay or visit.• But with few others to look to, I formed with Nico the sort of fast association of fresh recruits.• Here she is, a senior starter coming off the bench having to prove herself like some new recruit.• He referred to the frequent complaints from industry that new recruits from school were ill-equipped with basic skills.• Some company members were unfriendly to the new recruit.From Longman Business Dictionaryrecruitre‧cruit1 /rɪˈkruːt/ verb [intransitive, transitive]HUMAN RESOURCES to find new people to work for an organization, do a job etcSo far, they have recruited 10 new sales representatives.He was recruited by the new chairman to increase production.It is difficult to recruit in this industry.→ See Verb tablerecruitrecruit2 noun [countable]HUMAN RESOURCES someone who has recently joined a company or organizationanew recruitOrigin recruit2 (1600-1700) French recrute “new growth, new soldiers”, from Old French recroistre “to grow up again”