enroll

verb
en·roll | \in-ˈrōl, 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, en- \ noun
enrollment or less commonly enrolment \in-ˈrōl-mənt, en- \ noun

Examples of enroll in a Sentence

The college enrolls about 25,000 students. They enrolled several volunteers for the study.

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Keep in mind that many kids offered admission don't actually enroll. Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Retro UW-Madison delivery van hits road with myth-busting facts, Babcock ice cream," 13 July 2018 The announcement also said navigators helped enroll fewer than 1 percent of the nearly 12 million Americans who signed up for ACA coverage for 2018 - a figure that navigators contend understates their accomplishments. chicagotribune.com, "Trump's cuts to grants that help Americans get ACA coverage are latest strategy to undermine the law," 11 July 2018 The announcement also said navigators helped enroll fewer than 1 percent of the nearly 12 million Americans who signed up for ACA coverage for 2018 - a figure that navigators contend understates their accomplishments. Amy Goldstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Administration slashes grants to help Americans get Affordable Care Act coverage," 11 July 2018 Woman make up 34 percent of physicians, and that number is climbing as more women enroll in medical school. Liz Kowalczyk, BostonGlobe.com, "At top hospitals, department chiefs still overwhelmingly white, male," 10 July 2018 Rumors swirled about whether his oldest son Bronny, a gifted basketball player entering eighth grade, would eventually enroll at state champion Sierra Canyon High in Chatsworth. Nathan Fenno, latimes.com, "LeBron James dropped hints for a year that he would join Lakers," 3 July 2018 Kacer joined the Charter Schools Office in 2015, tasked with overseeing the city’s 84 bricks-and-mortar charter schools that enroll about 70,000, or one-third, of Philadelphia public school students. Maddie Hanna, Philly.com, "Philadelphia School District's charter head stepping down," 28 June 2018 The Cohens moved from Chicago to San Diego when Cindy was 11, so Charley could enroll in California’s special education program. Peter Rowe, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cindy Marten's fortune: leading San Diego Unified forward while suffering personal setbacks," 24 June 2018 Acosta cited a Congressional Budget Office report that predicted these plans would enroll 4 million people over the coming years, including 400,000 people who were previously uninsured. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, "Trump rolls out rule for cheaper small business insurance with fewer benefits," 19 June 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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The first known use of enroll was in the 14th century

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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 \
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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