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Definition of recruit:

  1. A supply of anything wasted or exhausted; a reenforcement.
  2. Hence, to restore the wasted vigor of; to renew in strength or health; to reinvigorate.
  3. Specifically, a man enlisted for service in the army; a newly enlisted soldier.
  4. To gain new supplies of anything wasted; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like; to recuperate; as, lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures.
  5. To gain new supplies of men for military or other service; to raise or enlist new soldiers; to enlist troops.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.


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