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 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 Bradley's team went on to enroll more than a thousand volunteers in coronavirus vaccine clinical trials for Pfizer, Moderna and Novavax, but Bradley never got a coronavirus vaccine himself. Sierra Jenkins And John Bonifield, CNN, "Doctor who tested Covid-19 vaccines on a thousand volunteers finally gets his shot," 20 Dec. 2020 Hoke said Mayden will enroll for the spring semester and be immediately eligible. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Aztecs look toward future with emphasis on dual-threat quarterbacks," 19 Dec. 2020 The two studies in Europe and the United States are ongoing and will enroll 45 patients each. NBC News, "Gene-editing treatment shows promise for sickle cell disease," 7 Dec. 2020 The two studies in Europe and the United States are ongoing and will enroll 45 patients each. Marion Renault, Star Tribune, "Gene-editing treatment shows promise for sickle cell disease," 5 Dec. 2020 Moderna begins vaccine trials for teens: Biotech company Moderna is seeking to enroll 3,000 volunteers 12 to 18 years old to test its coronavirus vaccine, according to CNN. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Nov. 27-Dec. 3," 4 Dec. 2020 Tant said the company expects nearly 2 million Florida consumers will enroll in a 2021 ACA plan. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "More Floridians turn to Obamacare as pandemic deepens," 1 Dec. 2020 These results are based on the evaluation of about one-third of volunteers who are expected to participate in this trial, which is ongoing in other parts of the world and will enroll up to 60,000 people. Sanjay Mishra, The Conversation, "Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is cheaper than Pfizer’s and Moderna’s and doesn’t require supercold temperature," 24 Nov. 2020 Keeyan Itejere all submitted a letter of intent and will enroll next year. Nick Moyle, ExpressNews.com, "Texas notebook: Freshman F Greg Brown III has ‘limitless’ potential," 11 Nov. 2020

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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

9 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Enroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enroll. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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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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