en·​roll | \ in-ˈrōl How to pronounce enroll (audio) , en- \
variants: or less commonly enrol
enrolled; enrolling

Definition of enroll

transitive verb

1 : to insert, register, or enter in a list, catalog, or roll the school enrolls about 800 pupils
2 : to prepare a final perfect copy of (a bill passed by a legislature) in written or printed form
3 : to roll or wrap up

intransitive verb

: to enroll oneself or cause oneself to be enrolled we enrolled in the history course

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Other Words from enroll

enrollee \ in-​rō-​ˈlē How to pronounce enroll (audio) , en-​ \ noun
enrollment or less commonly enrolment \ in-​ˈrōl-​mənt How to pronounce enroll (audio) , en-​ \ noun

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Examples of enroll in a Sentence

The college enrolls about 25,000 students. They enrolled several volunteers for the study.
Recent Examples on the Web The auction house saw 60 newcomers enroll to bid in the first 12 hours the Roller Garden goods went online. Star Tribune, 10 June 2021 Where can Texas students in search of remote options enroll? Emily Donaldson, Dallas News, 10 June 2021 Also contributing to the wider loss estimate is the likelihood that more borrowers will enroll in federal repayment plans that ultimately forgive their balances after a number of years of payments. Josh Mitchell, WSJ, 7 June 2021 Biogen pushed the drug through early development and began to enroll patients in two late-stage clinical trials to test its efficacy in 2015, following promising early data. BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2021 The problem has been particularly acute at HBCUs like Wilberforce, which enroll a disproportionate number students from low-income families, according to the United Negro College Fund. Washington Post, 2 June 2021 Amazon is planning to automatically enroll owners of its devices into a program which would share a slice of your internet connection with your neighbors. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 1 June 2021 More than 60% of Americans do not realize that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stipulates that health plans must enroll people with pre-existing conditions. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Schools are planning more robust programming to enroll more students over the summer than ever before. Arika Herron, The Indianapolis Star, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of enroll

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for enroll

Middle English, from Anglo-French enrouler, from en- + rolle roll, register

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The first known use of enroll was in the 14th century

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14 Jun 2021

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“Enroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enroll. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of enroll

: to enter (someone) as a member of or participant in something
: to take (someone) as a member or participant
: to become a member or participant


en·​roll | \ in-ˈrōl How to pronounce enroll (audio) \
enrolled; enrolling

Kids Definition of enroll

1 : to include (as a name) on a roll or list
2 : to take in as a member
3 : to become a member : join


transitive verb
variants: or enrol
enrolled; enrolling

Legal Definition of enroll

1 : to insert, register, or enter in a list, catalog, or roll enrolled the deed
2 : to prepare a final copy of (a bill passed by a legislature) in written or printed form — see also enrolled bill at bill sense 1 — compare engross

Other Words from enroll

enrollment noun

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