recruit has definitions from the fields of military,work
1
[ verb ] register formally as a participant or member

Examples

"The party recruited many new members"

Used in print

(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)

The congregation perishes when it is no_longer possible to replenish that core from the neighborhood ; moreover , residential mobility is so high in metropolitan areas that churches have_to recruit constantly in their core stratum in_order to survive ; they can lose higher - and lower status members from the church without collapsing , but they need adequate recruits for the core stratum in_order to preserve economic integration .

If it were primarily a believing fellowship , it would recruit believers from all social and economic ranks , something which most congregations of the New Protestantism ( with a_few notable exceptions ) have not been able to do .

They survive only when they can recruit social and economic peers .

In a sample of new members of Pittsburgh churches , almost 60 per_cent were recruited by initial `` contacts with friendly members '' .

This means that the antennae of the congregation are extended into the community , picking_up the wave_lengths of those who will fit into the social and economic level of the congregation ; the mission of the church is actually a process of informal co-optation ; the lay ministry is a means to recruit like-minded people who will strengthen the social_class nucleus of the congregation .

2
[ verb ] (work) seek to employ

Examples

"The lab director recruited an able crew of assistants"

Used in print

(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)

He had obtained and provisioned a veteran ship called the Discovery and had recruited a crew of twenty-one , the largest he had ever commanded .

(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)

It is from this unpromising background that the fictional private_detective was recruited .

Related terms

engage recruitment

3
[ noun ] (military,work) a recently enlisted soldier

Used in print

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

It is they , of_course , who keep it alive and preserve it so the same spirit will continue to be present in the Corps for future recruits to find as they come into it .

4
[ verb ] (military) cause to assemble or enlist in the military

Synonyms

conscript raise levy

Examples

"raise an army" "recruit new soldiers"

Used in print

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

Maj._Anderson of Fort_Sumter is home and recruiting volunteers for the U.S._Army .

5
[ noun ] (military) any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)

Synonyms

enlistee

Used in print

(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)

The congregation perishes when it is no_longer possible to replenish that core from the neighborhood ; moreover , residential mobility is so high in metropolitan areas that churches have_to recruit constantly in their core stratum in_order to survive ; they can lose higher - and lower status members from the church without collapsing , but they need adequate recruits for the core stratum in_order to preserve economic integration .

Churches can be strengthened through this process of co-optation so_long as the environs of the church provide a sufficient pool of people who can fit the pattern of economic integration ; once the pool of recruits diminishes , the congregation is helpless - friendly contacts no_longer keep it going .

Related terms

newcomer enlist

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