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 Families with resources, Basilio said, are more likely to have the means and wherewithal to buy sufficient Internet access and enroll their children in online school. The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 14 Sep. 2021 In all, Moderna expected to enroll about 12,000 children, said Colleen Hussey, a company spokesperson. BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2021 But in July, the FDA asked both companies to enroll more children, to quantify the occurrence of a rare heart inflammation that has shown up in younger recipients. Maryn Mckenna, Wired, 31 Aug. 2021 The deadline for Baltimore County parents to enroll children in the system’s virtual program passed July 2. Liz Bowie, baltimoresun.com, 27 Aug. 2021 Some led vaccine trials in children; others felt compelled to enroll their children in those trials, not only in the hopes of protecting them but in hopes of bringing immunity and protection to all children. Sallie Permar, STAT, 27 Aug. 2021 His mom finally decided to enroll him after a doctor convinced her. Carter Evans, CBS News, 25 Aug. 2021 Frisco school officials didn’t set a limit on how many young students can enroll in its online program -- but that will cost them. Talia Richman, Dallas News, 19 Aug. 2021 Officials at Bethany Lutheran and Lutheran School of St. Luke, both of which enroll children in prekindergarten through eighth grade, were not immediately available for comment Thursday. Karen Ann Cullotta, chicagotribune.com, 19 Aug. 2021

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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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18 Sep 2021

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

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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


transitive verb
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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