V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to enroll someone for compulsory (forced) military service

Synonyms: draft, enlist, enroll (compulsorily)


Tips: Conscript comes from the Latin conscribere, "to enroll." It refers specifically to being enrolled into the military--it essentially means "to draft." The word conscript is also a noun, referring to the person who is drafted.

Usage Examples:

The men were conscripted into duty. (drafted)

The military may have to conscript more men into the service, since voluntary enrollment has dropped significantly. (enlist, draft)

He moved to another country to avoid being conscripted by his country's military. (drafted, enlisted)

All men in my country are conscripted for a one-year tour of duty in the military. (enlisted, enrolled)

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