enroll

verb

en·​roll in-ˈrōl How to pronounce enroll (audio)
en-
variants or less commonly enrol
enrolled; enrolling

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
enrollee noun
enrollment noun
or less commonly enrolment

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 To enroll, travelers must fill out a quick online application, followed by an in-person appointment at one of the hundreds of enrollment centers across the country. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 July 2024 Clear is one of several private companies authorized by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enroll or renew TSA PreCheck memberships in person. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 26 June 2024 Arizona began to enroll newly eligible children in March. Daniel Chang, Washington Post, 20 June 2024 The pilots range from an opt-out program for all eighth graders – with extra support for students who are not proficient – to a program that automatically enrolls proficient students in Algebra 1, offered as an extra math class during the school day. Liza Bondurant, The Conversation, 19 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for enroll 

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French enrouler, from en- + rolle roll, register

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of enroll was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Enroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enroll. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

enroll

verb
en·​roll
variants also enrol
enrolled; enrolling
1
: to enter in a list or roll : register
2
a
: to take into membership
b
: to become a member : join, enter
enroll in the army
enroll in school
enrollment noun

Legal Definition

enroll

transitive verb
en·​roll
variants or enrol
enrolled; enrolling
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
enrollment noun

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