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conscript into (something)

To draft one into the armed forces. A noun or pronoun can be used between "conscript" and "into." Young people fear that they will be conscripted into service if these tensions explode into all-out war.
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conscript someone into something

to call someone into military service; to draft someone. The war-torn country was even conscripting children into the army. Fred was conscripted into the army.
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Our failure to critique the historical and ideological forces that permeate our discipline means that our taken-for-granted attitudes and practices often conscript us into doing the work of social sorting.
Since Clinton and the feds have discovered that we no longer want to shell out the big bucks necessary for them to maintain their standing army of bureaucrats and meddlers, they've decided that the answer is to simply conscript us into service.