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

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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 Young is expected to enroll at Alabama later this month and participate in spring practice. Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al, "Alabama QB signee wins another national award," 3 Jan. 2020 The first black student to enroll at an all-white medical school in the South and later the first female president of the National Medical Association. Bernard Mcghee, Twin Cities, "Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019," 29 Dec. 2019 The first black student to enroll at an all-white medical school in the South and later the first female president of the National Medical Association. Washington Post, "Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019," 27 Dec. 2019 Five-star linebacker Noah Sewell expects to enroll early at Oregon. oregonlive, "Rule changes could have a big impact in college football recruiting: Issues & Answers," 19 Dec. 2019 One of the 21 commitments, three-star Ohio prep running back Torrance Davis, has yet to sign a letter of intent despite previously announcing plans to graduate high school early and enroll at UK for the spring semester. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Four-star DB Joel Williams picks Kentucky over Alabama, Florida, LSU, others," 19 Dec. 2019 The first black student to enroll at an all-white medical school in the South and later the first female president of the National Medical Association. Bernard Mcghee, The Denver Post, "Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019," 16 Dec. 2019 Jade Barkett is leaving school early to enroll at UCF in January. J.c. Carnahan, orlandosentinel.com, "Montverde leaves FHSAA district, Seminole County ties, 200-win coach | Girls Soccer Report," 3 Dec. 2019 Moulton’s book opens at Oxford’s Somerville College, the inspiration for Shrewsbury, in 1912, a few decades after women were first allowed to enroll at the university. Nora Caplan-bricker, The New Yorker, "An Overlooked Novel from 1935 by the Godmother of Feminist Detective Fiction," 13 Nov. 2019

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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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Last Updated

17 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Enroll.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enroll. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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More Definitions for enroll

enroll

verb
How to pronounce enroll (audio)

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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