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!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
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?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.