Synonyms of recruit in English:

recruit


See definition of recruit

verb

1‘a special unit of Portuguese-speaking soldiers was recruited’

SYNONYMS
enlist, sign up, enrol, engage, take on, round up
call up, conscript
North American draft, muster in, induct
historical press, press-gang, shanghai
archaic levy, impress, list, conscribe, crimp, attest

2‘a king's power depended on his capacity to recruit armies and to lead them’

SYNONYMS
muster, form, raise, bring together, gather together, assemble, mobilize, marshal, round up, call to arms
ANTONYMS

demobilize, disband

3‘the company is planning to recruit a thousand new staff’

SYNONYMS
hire, employ, take on, take into one's employ
enrol, sign up, get, obtain, acquire
ANTONYMS

dismiss, lay off


noun

1‘thousands of recruits had been enlisted’

SYNONYMS
conscript, new soldier
North American draftee, inductee
British informal sprog
North American informal plebe, buck private, yardbird
ANTONYMS

veteran

2‘the profession continues to attract a flow of top-quality recruits’

SYNONYMS
new member, new entrant, newcomer, new boy, new girl, initiate
trainee, apprentice
beginner, novice, learner, tyro, neophyte, proselyte
North American tenderfoot, hire
informal rookie, new kid, newbie, cub
North American informal greenhorn