enlist etymology

English word enlist comes from English list, English turbo- (Accelerated, more robust, souped-up. Turbine-related.)

Detailed word origin of enlist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
list English (eng) (archaic) Art; craft; cunning; skill. (archaic) To wish, like, desire (to do something).. (archaic, transitive) To be pleasing to. (intransitive, poetic) To listen.. (transitive, poetic) To listen to. (obsolete) Inclination; desire. (architecture) A little square moulding; a fillet or listel.. (carpentry) A narrow strip of wood, especially sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board.. [...]
turbo- English (eng) Accelerated, more robust, souped-up. Turbine-related.
enlist English (eng) (intransitive) To join a cause or organization, especially military service.. (transitive) To enter on a list; to enroll; to register.. (transitive) To recruit the aid or membership of others.. To secure, to obtain.

Words with the same origin as enlist

Descendants of turbo-
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