Pronunciation: (ri-krOOt'),[key] —n. 1. a newly enlisted or drafted member of the armed forces.
2. a new member of a group, organization, or the like.
3. a fresh supply of something.
—v.t. 1. to enlist (a person) for service in one of the armed forces.
2. to raise (a force) by enlistment.
3. to strengthen or supply (an armed force) with new members.
4. to furnish or replenish with a fresh supply; renew.
5. to renew or restore (the health, strength, etc.).
6. to attempt to acquire the services of (a person) for an employer: She recruits executives for all the top companies. 7. to attempt to enroll or enlist (a member, affiliate, student, or the like): a campaign to recruit new club members. 8. to seek to enroll (an athlete) at a school or college, often with an offer of an athletic scholarship.
—v.i. 1. to enlist persons for service in one of the armed forces.
2. to engage in finding and attracting employees, new members, students, athletes, etc.
3. to recover health, strength, etc.
4. to gain new supplies of anything lost or wasted.