1. To engage (persons) for military service.

2. To strengthen or raise (an armed force) by enlistment.

3. To supply with new members or employees.

4. To enroll or seek to enroll: colleges recruiting minority students.

5. To replenish.

6. To renew or restore the health, vitality, or intensity of. 


1. To raise a military force.

2. To obtain replacements for or new supplies of something lost, wasted, or needed.

3. To regain lost health or strength; recover.