log on

verb
variants: or less commonly log in
logged on also logged in; logging on also ; logging in; logs on also logs in

Definition of log on

intransitive verb

: to establish communication and initiate interaction with a computer or system When you log on, you are taken to your "slimming apartment"; it's a virtual world, kind of like the Sims game …— Gill Sutherland … that voters from Iowa, New Hampshire, and Ohio will see different pages when they log in.— Dana Milbank often used with to log in to the mainframeAfter a hellish day at work or spat with your guy, you log on to Facebook …— Jessica Knoll often written as log onto and log into … a so-called portal, the site that greets users when they first log onto the Internet.— Katie Hafner… almost seven million paying subscribers, who can log into the game and interact with other players.— Seth Schiesel

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Other Words from log on

log-on \ ˈlȯg-​ˌȯn How to pronounce log-on (audio) , ˈläg-​ˌän \ or less commonly log-in \ ˈlȯg-​ˌin How to pronounce log-in (audio) , ˈläg-​ \ noun

Examples of log on in a Sentence

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Tickets for the three preseason games at AmericanAirlines Arena go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased by logging on to Heat.com or Ticketmaster.com and also at the ticket center at AmericanAirlines Arena. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "Heat reduce preseason to five exhibitions, including three at AmericanAirlines Arena," 25 June 2019 Information that was logged on or in the tape boxes is gone. New York Times, "The Day the Music Burned," 11 June 2019 Even though smartphone penetration and internet access has picked up, much of India is still logging on from feature phones with limited usage. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "These three segments have set online entertainment on fire in India," 11 June 2019 For now, Sworsky manages her hemp oil business by setting aside time in the evenings — in the midst of dinner, baths and bedtime — to log on to her Facebook page. Kate Thayer, The Seattle Times, "Move over, jewelry and leggings. Selling CBD oil is the new side hustle for moms," 29 Jan. 2019 Citizens may also text information from their cell phones to ‘Crimes’ (274637) and type the keyword TIPSPD and then their tip or log on to the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook page and click ‘Submit A Tip’. Never miss a local story. Anthony Sorci, sacbee, "Video clearly shows him lighting a parked vehicle on fire. Stockton police want him. | The Sacramento Bee," 7 Mar. 2018 For more information, log on to the website at www.akwaaba.com. Elizabeth Wellington, Philly.com, "Akwaaba chooses theme for West Philadelphia bed-and-breakfast | Elizabeth Wellington," 5 July 2018 Just like anyone else, Pete should be able to log on to social media without getting hate and negativity thrown at him. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Addressed Pete Davidson's Return to Instagram to Stand Up to Bullying," 4 Dec. 2018 Or log on to Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Web site and review its straightforward tutorial at vetmed.wsu.edu/clientED/cat_claws.aspx. Dr. Rob Sharp, Country Living, "Can I Cut My Cat's Nails at Home?," 10 Mar. 2010

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First Known Use of log on

1962, in the meaning defined above

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