enroll

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for enroll

Synonyms

inscribe, list, matriculate, register

Antonyms

delist

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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

Once the eight weeks have passed, students have the option to enroll in Tempest Aftercare, which provides access to extended care through additional educational content and a tapped-in virtual community. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "This New Sobriety School Will Change the Way You Think About Drinking," 29 May 2019 The deadline to enroll in the federal Marketplace is December 15. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Heads Up: You Can Still Sign Up for Obamacare and Open Enrollment Is Going On Right Now," 14 Nov. 2018 Other districts, however, restrict enrollment leaving many children without the opportunity to enroll. Mac Engel, star-telegram, "The curious dismissal of Fort Worth ISD's athletic director," 4 July 2018 The epidemiologists said the study did not plan to enroll enough patients or allow enough follow-up time to assess whether moderate alcohol consumption also increases cancer risks. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "NIH pulls the plug on controversial alcohol trial," 15 June 2018 For those taking part, SDG&E will offer customers the option to enroll in an EV-only rate that varies by the hour, depending on forecasts of conditions on the electric grid. Rob Nikolewski, sandiegouniontribune.com, "California utilities commission OKs $776.5 million to boost electric vehicle use," 31 May 2018 Figures released early last year showed 77 percent of entrants into City University of New York schools needed remediation math in order to enroll. Chris Weller, Newsweek, "America Hates Its Gifted Kids," 16 Jan. 2014 Drexel is on target this fall to enroll one of its largest incoming classes. Susan Snyder, Philly.com, "Tuition was rising, appeal was falling. Here's how Drexel University tried to stop the slide," 29 June 2018 Purdue University Global enrolls 29,000 students, including 2,100 Indiana residents. WSJ, "Corrections & Amplifications," 19 Dec. 2018

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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

verb

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

enroll

verb
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
en·​roll
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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