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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 himself 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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It is clear that both earnings and unemployment rates in the civilian economy should influence enlistment rates.
We are very excited with the success of the Early Enlistment Program and the Bubba Army's early support of Radioio Live," stated Bubba the Love Sponge.
Those Soldiers who have enlistment contracts that expire during the deployment and who choose not to extend may still have to deploy.
Under this plan, which some military personnel planners are already discussing, the army would radically bump up enlistment bonuses and other incentives to lure vastly more young people directly into the reserves than are being recruited now.
IO World Media ("IOWorld" or "the Company") (Pink Sheets: IWDM) announces the Bubba Army Radio[R] Early Enlistment Program on Radioio Live[R] starting February 1st and ending February 28th 2011.
And both enlistment and re-enlistment bonuses have been reduced.
The Hungry and Sick is a story about courage, the will to survive, and the triumph of the spirit despite the suffering of the flesh, and tells of the author's enlistment at eighteen to his deliverance at the end of the war.
Clearly, voluntary enlistment and women's support of volunteerism should be distinguished from forced conscription.
Another target for Kerry is the backdoor draft Bush has instituted with his stop-loss order compelling soldiers to stay in Iraq after their term of enlistment has expired.
An Air Force Junior ROTC cadet, he signed on to become a combat medic last year through the Army's early enlistment program.
The Army told members of Congress on Thursday that it will revoke the enlistment orders of any veteran who signed up based on mistaken information from recruiters.
As a participating university, TUI will work in partnership with the Army Recruiting Command and Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) to increase enlistment of college-capable active duty and reserve soldiers, increase the number of Army soldiers, veterans, and reservists enrolled in college, and promote the use of GI Bill education benefits.
A veterans' preference of, say, 7 percentage points in congressional elections would do wonders for our enlistment figures, and it would forestall such scandalous situations as last year's ejection of disabled veteran Max Cleland from the Senate or the lack of military experience among White House officials who so cavalierly sent our troops to overseas wars.