[Ads-l] recruit

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 16 00:55:06 EDT 2016


Merriam Webster has something close to the pertinent sense, I believe.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recruit

[Begin excerpt]
recruit - transitive verb
1 (d) to seek to enroll <recruit prospective students>
[End excerpt]

To find an example of the above sense I searched for "widely
recruited" because I had seen that phrase applied to athletes. At most
one school will succeed in enrolling the student.

Date: February 19, 1981
Article: Big Eight Football Signings Roundup
News Service: UPI NewsTrack
Database: NewsBank Access World News

[Begin excerpt]
'He's the most highly publicized and widely recruited player we've
ever signed,' said Kansas State Coach Jim Dickey, whose Wildcats have
endured 10 straight losing seasons.
[End excerpt]

Garson


On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 8:36 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> I wonder where and when the new use began.  It's standard in academia--the grad students you've accepted and haven't yet agreed or declined to join the department are recruits (at open houses, for example).  But I assume it's standard in business in similar uses.  Maybe the chronology for the noun is different from that for the verb.
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> LH
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>> On May 15, 2016, at 8:20 PM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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>> I'm impressed.
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>> Joel
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>>      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>> Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2016 7:52 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] recruit
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>> Not in OED.  Therefore interesting.
>>
>> Traditionally, you "recruit" someone only when they join you.  Before
>> that, they haven't been "recruited."
>>
>> If you invite or interview them, and they say "No thanks!" they
>> haven't been "recruited."
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>> JL
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>> JL
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>> JL
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>> On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 6:41 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Why is this interesting? This usage has been around all century.
>>> On May 15, 2016 7:54 AM, "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> CNN reports confidently that Mark Cuban was "recruited" to run as a
>>>> third-party candidate.  He declined.
>>>>
>>>> I.e., "solicited or interviewed for a possible position."
>>>>
>>>> JL
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