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en·list / enˈlist/ • v. enroll or be enrolled in the armed services: [intr.] he enlisted in the army [tr.] hundreds of thousands of recruits had been enlisted. ∎  [tr.] engage (a person or their help or support): the company enlisted the help of independent consultants. DERIVATIVES: en·list·er n. en·list·ment n.

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enlist tr. enrol on the ‘list’ as a soldier XVII; intr. XVIII. f. EN-1 + LIST4 sb. or vb.
Hence enlistment XVIII.

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