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

Synonyms & Antonyms for enroll

Synonyms

inscribe, list, matriculate, register

Antonyms

delist

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Examples of enroll in a Sentence

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

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Those employers with federal contracts or subcontracts that contain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause are required to enroll as a condition of federal contracting. Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News, "Mollie Tibbetts murder suspect, illegal immigrant Cristhian Rivera, allegedly passed E-Verify system," 22 Aug. 2018 Among the issues state higher-education officials will be looking at in the next few months are: --- The 5,000 students who are accepted at state universities but never enroll. Lloyd Dunkelberger, Sun-Sentinel.com, "State looks to boost college-to-university pipeline," 3 July 2018 John Chacha died in an automobile accident in 2015 while traveling to enroll a student in secondary school, but City of Hope has continued to grow and thrive with Regina at the helm. Shay Maunz, Glamour, "This Young Woman Is Fighting Poverty in Tanzania by Teaching Women to Make Clothes," 8 Mar. 2019 But many new managers feel too pressed for time to enroll, according to a recent survey of 218 first-time managers ages 27 to 32 by LeadX, a training provider. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "When a Promotion Means Losing Friends at Work," 26 Feb. 2019 Carrie Faulkner chose to enroll two of her children in Arizona Virtual Academy. Charlie Lapastora, Fox News, "Virtual school choice trending among parents for their children," 3 Aug. 2018 ModelScouts does, however, recommend that aspiring models enroll in acting classes and workshops. Danielle Fox, Seventeen, "Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Model?," 17 July 2018 The California version, by comparison, allows undocumented immigrants to enroll and also those who have health insurance but whose annual coverage costs exceed $750. Paul Sisson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Komen, Atkins celebrate elimination of cancer treatment limits," 13 July 2018 But does Anavex have clearance from regulators in the U.S. and Europe to enroll patients in those Anavex trials? Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "Red flags fly over Anavex: What’s stopping the drug maker from enrolling U.S., European patients in trials?," 9 July 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 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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