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The weeping voices rise straight up and strike the clouds. A passer-by at the roadside asks a conscript why, The conscript answers only that drafting happens often.
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Meaning of "conscript" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONSCRIPT

From Latin conscrīptus, past participle of conscrībere to write together in a list, enrol, from scrībere to write.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONSCRIPT

conscript  [ˈkɒnskrɪpt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONSCRIPT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Conscript is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb conscript in English.

WHAT DOES CONSCRIPT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

conscript

Conscription

Conscription is the compulsory enlistment of people in some sort of national service, most often military service. Conscription dates back to antiquity and continues in some countries to the present day under various names. The modern system of near-universal national conscription for young men dates to the French Revolution in the 1790s, where it became the basis of a very large and powerful military. Most European nations later copied the system in peacetime, so that men at a certain age would serve 1–8 years on active duty and then transfer to the reserve force. In China, the State of Qin instituted universal military service following the registration of every household. This allowed huge armies to be levied, and was instrumental in the creation of the Qin Empire that conquered a large area of what is now China in 221 BC. Conscription is controversial for a range of reasons, including conscientious objection to military engagements on religious or philosophical grounds; political objection, for example to service for a disliked government or unpopular war; and ideological objection, for example, to a perceived violation of individual rights.

Definition of conscript in the English dictionary

The definition of conscript in the dictionary is a person who is enrolled for compulsory military service. Other definition of conscript is to enrol for compulsory military service.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONSCRIPT

PRESENT

Present
I conscript
you conscript
he/she/it conscripts
we conscript
you conscript
they conscript
Present continuous
I am conscripting
you are conscripting
he/she/it is conscripting
we are conscripting
you are conscripting
they are conscripting
Present perfect
I have conscripted
you have conscripted
he/she/it has conscripted
we have conscripted
you have conscripted
they have conscripted
Present perfect continuous
I have been conscripting
you have been conscripting
he/she/it has been conscripting
we have been conscripting
you have been conscripting
they have been conscripting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I conscripted
you conscripted
he/she/it conscripted
we conscripted
you conscripted
they conscripted
Past continuous
I was conscripting
you were conscripting
he/she/it was conscripting
we were conscripting
you were conscripting
they were conscripting
Past perfect
I had conscripted
you had conscripted
he/she/it had conscripted
we had conscripted
you had conscripted
they had conscripted
Past perfect continuous
I had been conscripting
you had been conscripting
he/she/it had been conscripting
we had been conscripting
you had been conscripting
they had been conscripting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will conscript
you will conscript
he/she/it will conscript
we will conscript
you will conscript
they will conscript
Future continuous
I will be conscripting
you will be conscripting
he/she/it will be conscripting
we will be conscripting
you will be conscripting
they will be conscripting
Future perfect
I will have conscripted
you will have conscripted
he/she/it will have conscripted
we will have conscripted
you will have conscripted
they will have conscripted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been conscripting
you will have been conscripting
he/she/it will have been conscripting
we will have been conscripting
you will have been conscripting
they will have been conscripting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would conscript
you would conscript
he/she/it would conscript
we would conscript
you would conscript
they would conscript
Conditional continuous
I would be conscripting
you would be conscripting
he/she/it would be conscripting
we would be conscripting
you would be conscripting
they would be conscripting
Conditional perfect
I would have conscript
you would have conscript
he/she/it would have conscript
we would have conscript
you would have conscript
they would have conscript
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been conscripting
you would have been conscripting
he/she/it would have been conscripting
we would have been conscripting
you would have been conscripting
they would have been conscripting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you conscript
we let´s conscript
you conscript
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to conscript
Past participle
conscripted
Present Participle
conscripting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONSCRIPT


adscript
ˈædˌskrɪpt
coscript
kəʊˈskrɪpt
crypt
krɪpt
decrypt
diːˈkrɪpt
encrypt
ɪnˈkrɪpt
gripped
ɡrɪpt
JavaScript
ˈdʒɑːvəˌskrɪpt
manuscript
ˈmænjʊˌskrɪpt
nondescript
ˈnɒndɪˌskrɪpt
postscript
ˈpəʊsˌskrɪpt
prescript
ˈpriːskrɪpt
proscript
ˈprəʊˌskrɪpt
rescript
ˈriːˌskrɪpt
ripped
rɪpt
script
skrɪpt
subscript
ˈsʌbskrɪpt
superscript
ˈsuːpəˌskrɪpt
tapescript
ˈteɪpˌskrɪpt
transcript
ˈtrænskrɪpt
typescript
ˈtaɪpˌskrɪpt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONSCRIPT

conscientious
conscientious objector
conscientiously
conscientiousness
conscientise
conscientize
conscionability
conscionable
conscionably
conscious
consciously
consciousness
consciousness raising
consciousness-raising
conscribe
conscript fathers
conscripted
conscription
conscriptional
conscriptionist

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONSCRIPT

accept
adopt
attempt
concept
Egypt
examination script
except
film script
Gothic script
kept
nonreceipt
opt
pt
receipt
sales receipt
sept
shooting script
slipt
till receipt
VAT receipt

Synonyms and antonyms of conscript in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «conscript» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONSCRIPT

Find out the translation of conscript to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of conscript from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «conscript» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

被征入伍者
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

recluta
570 millions of speakers

English

conscript
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भरती होनेवाला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مجند
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

призывник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

recruta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাধ্যতামূলকভাবে সৈন্যদলে নিযুক্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

conscrit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Conscript
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wehrpflichtige
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

徴集兵
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

징집병
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Conscript
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cưởng bách
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கட்டாயமாக இராணுவத்தில் சேர்க்கப்பட்ட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कारागीर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

askere çağırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

coscritto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poborowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

призовник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

recrut
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Υπηρετούσε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dienstplichtigen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

beväring
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

verneplikt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of conscript

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSCRIPT»

The term «conscript» is regularly used and occupies the 77.643 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSCRIPT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about conscript

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QUOTES WITH «CONSCRIPT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word conscript.
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Du Fu
The weeping voices rise straight up and strike the clouds. A passer-by at the roadside asks a conscript why, The conscript answers only that drafting happens often.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONSCRIPT»

Discover the use of conscript in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to conscript and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Conscript: A Novel of Libya's Anticolonial War
Eloquent and thought-provoking, this classic novel by the Eritrean novelist Gebreyesus Hailu, written in Tigrinya in 1927 and published in 1950, is one of the earliest novels written in an African language and will have a major impact on ...
Gebreyesus Hailu, 2012
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The Elorian Conscript
Praise for The Elorian Conscript: "This novel has a nail-biting, white-knuckle plot. Fiction thrives on conflict, and this book has conflict in spades. Danger jumps out over and over. This is a plot full of switcheroos. Whom do we trust?
Robert C. Seidler, 2010
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Waterloo
A sequel to "A Conscript of 1813" written jointly by mile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian. First published in 1865.
Erckmann-Chatrian, 2010
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Red Flags: Memoir of an Iraqi Conscript Trapped Between ...
"This memoir of an Iraqi soldier writing under a pseudonym uses "red flags" as a metaphor for military targets during his country's invasion by the United States in 2003.
Amer Faris, 2009
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A Black Corps d'Elite: An Egyptian Sudanese Conscript ...
Hill and Hogg provide a particularly thorough account of this exotic interlude, explaining its background, looking in detail at the battle record in Mexico, and figuring out who exactly made up the battalion.
Richard Hill, Peter Hogg, 1995
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The Conscript: An Historical Novel
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
Emile Erckmann, 2008
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Vietnam Conscript: Second Edition
Second Edition Merv J. Ryan. Vietnam Conscript Second Edition Merv J Ryan Vietnam Conscript All Rights Reserved Copyright © 2014 Merv J Title.
Merv J. Ryan, 2014
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The Conscript: A Story of the French War of 1813
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
Erckmann-Chatrian, 2008
9
The Commissioned Conscript
Jeff Tozier was your everyday working man, caught up in your everyday mundane, largely uneventful life.
Chris Knight, 2010
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The Conscript Quakers: Being A Narrative of the Distress and ...
This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series.
Ethan Foster, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONSCRIPT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term conscript is used in the context of the following news items.
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Conscript helps deliver two babies in one week - The China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- An alternative service conscript serving at the Kaohsiung City Fire Department assisted in emergency deliveries of newborns ... «China Post, Jul 15»
2
Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Speaks About Her Experience with the …
In Israel, citizens are required to conscript if they are 18 years of age, except if they are married or have certain health exemptions. Bar Refaeli ... «Shalom Life, Jul 15»
3
This Day, July 8, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin - Cleveland …
... and lessening the measurement of their chest since a conscript is rejected if his chest does not measure at least half the length of his stature. «Cleveland Jewish News, Jul 15»
4
Rand Paul, dorm room philosopher: Why his “slavery” nonsense is …
You have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. You are going to enslave not only me but the janitor at ... «Salon, Jul 15»
5
A Pragmatic Snapshot of Ethiopia's Foreign Policy in the Sub Region
For instance one can take the case of Kenyan refugee camps where lots of Al-Shabaab insurgents conscript members and destabilize the state. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
6
State of fear: migrants flee Eritrean repression
Conscript labour is also used to exploit Eritrea's mineral wealth, including gold, copper and potash, according to human rights reports. «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
7
Emirati nearly chokes on piece of chicken
Heimlich manoeuvre, demonstrated by trained personnel, helped save Emirati conscript from choking to death. (Emarat Al Youm). «Emirates 24/7, Jul 15»
8
One Killed in Protests Commemorating Second Anniversary of …
They included a civilian and a conscript. Mursi supporters held protests in other parts of the country, including Giza and the coastal city of ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
9
Armenians have lost faith in Russia - Yahoo Maktoob News
In January, a tragic murder of an entire Armenian family by a rogue Russian conscript, stationed at the Russian base, sparked a series of ... «Yahoo! Maktoob News, Jul 15»
10
Egypt: protesters commemorate Morsi ouster, one killed
They included a civilian and a conscript. Morsi supporters held protests in other parts of the country, including Giza and the coastal city of ... «Al-Bawaba, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Conscript [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/conscript>. Aug 2019 ».
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