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

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 For athletes who enroll at Michigan, there is an education process about the history and fieriness of rivalries with Michigan State and Ohio State. Michael Cohen, Detroit Free Press, 8 Jan. 2022 The event is designed for parents of children who will enroll in kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 7 Jan. 2022 The course is intended for students who would otherwise enroll in a study hall and are not interested in one of the three full-year music electives or the full-year art elective course, Quinn said. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 9 Dec. 2021 Borrowers who did enroll at another educational institution, and other borrowers who did not attend an ITT institution in the first place, could still be eligible for a Closed School Discharge. Adam S. Minsky, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Sixty-one percent of students who enroll before age 10 complete a postsecondary degree, compared with only 51 percent of students who entered Hershey during high school. New York Times, 28 Sep. 2021 Through the Promise program, all first-time students who enroll in at least 12 units per semester at MiraCosta are eligible to have tuition fees waived for two years. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Sep. 2021 Monday’s release of Alabama’s depth chart confirmed the fast rise of freshman wide receiver JoJo Earle, who did not enroll until after spring practice but is listed as a co-starter along with Slade Bolden opposite Jameson Williams and John Metchie. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, 3 Sep. 2021 Families who enroll their children in the Online Learning Academy must commit to spending at least one quarter in the program. oregonlive, 28 Aug. 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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“Enroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enroll. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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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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