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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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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.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Enlistment reasons varied: Some joined to serve their new country and preserve the Union, some joined with friends and neighbours, but for most it was a job in hard times.
Most sought after will be interpreters and translators, divers, cryptologic linguists, medical laboratory specialists and explosive ordnance disposal specialists, who can receive enlistment bonuses of up to $3,500 and re-enlistment bonuses of about $7,500.
Recruiting officer Major Nigel Hill said: "We're sure it is the highest enlistment to take place in the country."
In 2005, the Department of Defense made it clear that home-schoolers "manifest favorable attributes such as reduced frequency of moral disqualification; as such they shall be afforded priority in enlistment programs.
What he never imagined, though, was that his enlistment would give way to the emotional--and in his case, physical--torture that awaits some gay and lesbian recruits.
Andrews, Chief, Recruit Movement Branch, is responsible for the movement of an average of 220,000 military recruits from the nation's 62 Military Enlistment Processing Stations to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard basic training sites.
New recruits or longtime soldiers can earn college degrees during a standard four-year enlistment. The SAIC portal is operational today and demonstrates the online services to be available to soldiers under the U.S.
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He said he was reminded of an explanation offered him by an advertising executive who was developing TV recruitment ads just after the Pentagon turned to an all-volunteer Army, when the Gallup Poll was showing Americans' attitudes toward enlistment at an all-time low.
Army recruiting has exceeded overall enlistment goals since 1979, but this trend may soon be reversed in wake of the recent economic expansion.
PESHAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned to establish a centralized system of enlistment for companies in local government and other engineering departments.
A day before his enlistment, Xiumin posted selfies sporting a short haircut for his 4.8 million followers on Instagram.
'I am really sorry to fans who might be surprised at this sudden news about my enlistment. I am sorry for not being able to keep all those many promises I made with you.
ISLAMABAD -- Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) on Wednesday deferred 34 applications of the local manufacturers for the enlistment of alternate medicines in the country as they failed in fulfilling the prescribed criteria by the drug regulation department, said an official.