enlist for

enlist for (something)

1. To voluntarily sign up for something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "enlist" and "for." Did you hear that Jim wants to enlist for military service? He really feels compelled to fight for his country.
2. To sign someone else up for something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "enlist" and "for." I hope you don't mind, but I enlisted you for the clean-up crew after the dance. We need all the help we can get!
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enlist (oneself) for something

to sign up for something; to enroll for something. Sam wouldn't enlist for service. Todd enlisted himself for the army last week.
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enlist someone for something

to enroll someone for something; to seek help for something from someone. I enlisted all of them for the understudy parts. Can I enlist you for the committee?
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ACTIVE-duty recruits, including those with prior military service, who enlist for at least three years in the active Army and report for training before Dec.
Individuals who enlist for the 15-Month Pius Training Option will be eligible to select one of the following enlistment incentives:
Qualified applicants holding bachelors' degrees, who enlist for two or more years in any MOS, can earn $8,000.
The $8,000 bonus for bachelor's degree holders and $7,000 bonus for two-year-degree holders, who enlist for two or more years, were both added in August 2004.
The Loan Repayment Program offers eligible recruits, who enlist for at least three years, up to $65,000 toward qualifying student loans.
These bonuses are for applicants with and without prior service who enlist for three or more years.
Qualified applicants who enlist for airborne training and a guaranteed airborne assignment in the active Army may be eligible for a $3,000 bonus.
Recruits who enlist for cash bonuses totaling more than $10,000 will receive their initial payment of $10,000 upon successful completion of initial-entry training.
Qualified Reserve applicants without previous military service who enlist for six years may qualify for combined bonuses of up to $10,000, depending on the Reserve unit vacancy and how quickly the individual can report to training.
Recruits without prior service who enlist for the new three-year Reserve enlistment option may also be eligible for enlistment bonuses of up to $10,000, depending on the Reserve unit vacancy and how quickly the individual can report to training.
Qualified non-prior service applicants holding bachelor's degrees, who enlist for three or six years, can earn $4,000 if the Reserve unit has a priority vacancy.
Individuals with prior military service who qualify and enlist for six years are eligible for a bonus of $15,000; those who enlist for three years are eligible for a $7,500 bonus.
Qualified Army Reserve applicants who already have civilian skills that the Army Reserve needs and enlist for six years in a critical-skill specialty may be eligible for a $5,000 bonus.