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

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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 Katy Independent School District parents may enroll their children online in virtual instruction starting Monday, July 20, through Wednesday, Aug. 5. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Katy ISD sets dates for virtual learning enrollment," 13 July 2020 Fanter said around 300 international students enroll at Ivy Tech each fall. Elizabeth Depompei, The Indianapolis Star, "'Unconscionable': How Indiana colleges respond to ICE rule on international students," 9 July 2020 If a school is operating under normal, in-person conditions, international students here on the F-1 visas can only enroll in one online course. Paul Cobler, Dallas News, "Students and universities are scrambling after feds say those on visas at risk of deportation if classes move online," 8 July 2020 Customers can enroll their cards immediately, but bonus points won’t be earned for purchases made before July 15. Julian Kheel, CNN Underscored, "Chase Marriott credit cards add bonus points at restaurants and gas stations," 8 July 2020 The Phase 3 trial, being run jointly with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is being conducted at approximately 100 sites and is expected to enroll 2,000 patients in the U.S., Regeneron said in a statement. Jessica Flores, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus updates: 112 Washington fraternity students infected; Broadway actor Nick Cordero dies; Michigan reports zero deaths," 6 July 2020 Angela Johnson, vice president of enrollment management at Cuyahoga Community College, said students can enroll right up to the start of classes on Aug. 24. Rich Exner, cleveland, "Taking college classes online this fall? Here’s how students can save a lot of money – That’s Rich!," 2 July 2020 All told, the trial organizers expect to enroll 402 patients at 79 sites. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW joins drug trial aimed at preventing major COVID-19 killer: Haywire immune response," 24 June 2020 The halting of the trial, which had aimed to enroll more than 500 patients, is the latest evidence that scientists are increasingly concluding that the promise of hydroxychloroquine has fallen far short of early expectations. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: June 20-21," 23 June 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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31 Jul 2020

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“Enroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enroll. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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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
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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