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 Those unable to attend in person can take advantage of Tri-C’s virtual services to enroll or get more information at tri-c.edu/livechat. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "New Rocky River police station shaping up: West Shore Chatter," 12 Jan. 2021 Amex recently also added a few new perks to the Amex Gold, including a complimentary Uber Eats Pass membership for up to 12 months when card members enroll by December 31, 2021. Darren Murph, CNN Underscored, "Are you using the right credit card when ordering food for delivery?," 2 Jan. 2021 Changes to licensure for nurses and psychologists: Two measures that would enroll Michigan into interstate licensure compacts. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, "Whitmer vetoes 13 bills, says pandemic measure endangers 'lives of countless Michiganders'," 31 Dec. 2020 Call Entergy or enroll through through Entergy's website. Carlie Wells, NOLA.com, "Need help paying your electric bill? Apply for money from this Louisiana program," 28 Dec. 2020 One Nex Gen pod nearly fell apart over a dispute about whether the children would enroll in hybrid learning once the district began offering the option. New York Times, "Learning Pods Show Their Cracks," 22 Dec. 2020 In that article, Contee talked of how police now enroll every recruit in a curriculum at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Washington Post, "Mayor chooses veteran officer Robert J. Contee as District’s next police chief," 22 Dec. 2020 The bill will also include yet another stopgap government funding bill meant to provide enough time for Congressional staff to enroll the massive measure. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "Congress passes one-day spending bill ahead of Monday vote on virus aid agreement," 20 Dec. 2020 Candidates who enroll in it receive larger matching funds than in previous years. Katie Honan, WSJ, "New York City’s Mayoral Primaries Set for June," 14 Dec. 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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21 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Enroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enroll. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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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


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
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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