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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 in (something)

1. To voluntarily sign up for something. This phrase is often used in reference to the armed forces. A noun or pronoun can be used between "enlist" and "in." Did you hear that Jim wants to enlist in the military? He really feels compelled to fight for his country.
2. To gather or obtain someone for some organization or purpose. This phrase is often used in reference to the armed forces. A noun or pronoun can be used between "enlist" and "in." Jim's father is a veteran and tried to enlist him in the military. Sorry I'm late, I got enlisted in the post-dance clean-up crew.
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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(oneself) in something

to join something; to join the armed services. She decided not to enlist herself in the air force. Bill enlisted in the army.
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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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enlist someone in something

to recruit someone into something; to recruit someone into the armed services. They tried to enlist me in the army, but I decided against it. David enlisted his brother in an organization that gave assistance to peasants in South America.
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Among the Princeton graduates drafted or enlisting around then Neil Rudenstine, now Harvard's president; The New York Times's R.
Four singers from K-pop boy bands Super Junior and TVXQ will be enlisting in the Korean army in October and November.
Before enlisting, Siwon will star in the drama "She Was Pretty.
All individuals enlisting for the active-Army Officer Candidate School option are eligible for an $8,000 bonus, payable upon successful completion of OCS training and commissioning.
Qualified high-school graduates with 60 or more college semester hours can qualify for a $2,000 bonus, and those with 30 to 59 college semester hours can earn $1,000 for enlisting in a priority Army Reserve vacancy.
His mother thinks that enlisting has given her son a purpose he didn't have before the attacks.
Another Super Junior member will be enlisting in the Korean military this year.
The strategy, loosely outlined at a daylong conference at Occidental College, aims to raise student achievement and transform the culture of Los Angeles schools by enlisting broad community support.
Right away this should give us thousands of new tutors, a down payment toward our goal of enlisting 100,000 work-study students to help America read,'' the president said in his weekly radio address.