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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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Among the recruits who had enlisted he distributed feathers and ostrich plumes.
Big Bang member Seungri will be holding a concert in Manila early next year before he enlists in the military.
Seungri is the only remaining Big Bang member who has not enlisted in the military, a mandatory duty for all Korean men.
"Because we have already recorded many episodes to come, episodes starring Kyuhyun will still air for a while after he enlists. The main producer is searching for someone to take his spot as MC."
Super Junior's Kyuhyun is set to be the last member of the South Korean band to enlist in the military, the band's management agency announced Tuesday.
Although the experimental therapy would be a treatment for existing disease, the researchers refer to it as a cancer vaccine since it enlists the immune system to kill malignant cells, says study coauthor Gregory A.
Efforts to enlist the immune system in the fight against cancer have generally yielded disappointing results.
A second type of distributed computing enlists PC owners in such rote, time-consuming tasks as proofreading, filing, and cataloging.
Most of this misfortune might have been avoided had the producers of these films enlisted the aid of the PC-owning, movie-going public.
Young men are running off to enlist in the Army, and young women are busy romanticizing the soldiers' struggle to protect their homeland.
For enlisted members and warrant officers, all compensation for active service earned in a combat zone is tax-free.
For commissioned officers, the monthly tax exclusion is capped at the highest enlisted pay, plus any hostile or imminent danger pay received.