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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Originally authorized in 1992 legislation to promote educational innovation, charter schools have evolved from an experiment to a system that enrolls more than 600,000 students across the state. Los Angeles Times, "A battle over California charter schools ends — for now — with a deal in Sacramento," 28 Aug. 2019 Eventually, almost all employers in those states that don’t offer a plan will have to automatically enroll workers in their state plan, although employees can opt out. Kathleen Pender, SFChronicle.com, "California, feds want to narrow retirement gap. They can’t agree on how," 8 June 2019 Cornish is a private arts college that enrolls 628 students. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "Cornish College of the Arts students protest college’s handling of sexual assault," 15 Oct. 2018 Based on the results reported so far, Sarepta is enlarging what is now a small single-arm clinical into a larger study that will enroll more Duchenne patients and include a placebo arm. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "With tantalizing early results, Sarepta’s gene therapy for Duchenne raises hopes for ‘real change’," 19 June 2018 In all, there are at least 747 public charter schools around the country that enroll a higher percentage of white students than any of the traditional public schools in the school districts where they are located. Emmanuel Felton, NBC News, "'It's like a black and white thing': How some elite charter schools exclude minorities," 17 June 2018 In fact, according to Third Way, some states—including Wyoming, Colorado, Mississippi, and Lousiana—have few, if any, institutions that both enroll a high share of Pell students and serve them well. Adam Harris, The Atlantic, "The University of California Stands Out Among Top Schools When It Comes to Serving Poor Students," 1 May 2018 The four-year schools partner with state technical colleges to offer degree programs that enroll students in both schools at the same time. Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Demand for more nurses drives tech schools, private colleges to create new paths to BSN degrees," 16 Mar. 2018 The trumpet section rang out loud and clear from Villaseñor and her classmates at EJE Academies, a school that enroll students in first through eighth grader. Mike Freeman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "National City Mariachi festival highlights region's Hispanic culture," 11 Mar. 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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