log on

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

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 on (audio) , ˈläg-​ \ noun

Examples of log on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His number, as well as Bannon's, appeared on the White House call log on the morning of Jan. 6. CBS News, 9 June 2022 The game’s change log on GitHub reads like the diary of someone advancing their technical skills in between casting votes at the United Nations. Matt Pearcestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 To learn more, log on to www.100womenwhocaremedina.com. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 18 July 2022 Of the nearly 600 young people who regularly log on to its platform, MCAC founding director Amanda Keller says that just one is leaving Alabama as a result of anti-trans legislation. Nico Lang, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2022 The former had no battery power; the latter wouldn’t log on to the internet. John Benson, cleveland, 2 Feb. 2022 For all its shortcomings, the internet is still a magical place where people born in the 21st century can log on, discover a cultural touchstone from a previous generation and, within minutes, denounce it with the utmost authority. Bryan Rolli, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 Potential sponsors and Ukrainians can log on, complete a training on sponsorship, and build a profile. Gina Mastantuono, Forbes, 20 June 2022 Our records indicate that someone looking exactly like you with your name and mannerisms has attempted to log on to your account from Hungary. Jay Martel, The New Yorker, 14 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of log on

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Log on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/log%20on. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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