enroll

verb

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

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
enrollee noun
enrollment noun
or less commonly enrolment

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Example Sentences

The college enrolls about 25,000 students. They enrolled several volunteers for the study.
Recent Examples on the Web Patients taking drugs with full FDA approval will also have to enroll in studies, but with less stringent criteria that are aimed at tracking side effects and other outcomes over time. Joseph Walker, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2022 That means parents seeking to use taxpayer dollars for private schooling can join the list that, as of last week, had more than 11,000 students ready to enroll in the Empowerment Scholarship Account program. Mary Jo Pitzl, The Arizona Republic, 27 Sep. 2022 Limb has heard from parents who decided to enroll their child in the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where an 18-year-old fatally shot 19 students and two teachers, and wounded 17 others. Connor Sanders, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Sep. 2022 Patriotism prompted Jagan to enroll in nursing school at Cook County Hospital during World War II. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 18 Sep. 2022 That was before Arizona began to pass its school choice initiatives, including a statewide open enrollment policy, which allows any Arizona family to enroll in any public school. Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Sep. 2022 One aim of the program was to spur more Oregon high school graduates to enroll in college. oregonlive, 13 Sep. 2022 People interested in using the site first must enroll in the program through the county by calling (619) 980-4168 or emailing HSEC-OHS.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Aug. 2022 Non-vaccinated students will either have to enroll in the district’s independent study program or leave L.A.'s public school system. Celina Tebor, USA TODAY, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

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

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Cite this Entry

“Enroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enroll. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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Kids Definition

enroll

verb

en·​roll in-ˈrōl How to pronounce enroll (audio)
enrolled; enrolling
1
: to include (as a name) on a roll or list
2
: to take in as a member
3
: to become a member : join

Legal Definition

enroll

transitive verb

en·​roll
variants or enrol
enrolled; enrolling
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

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