log on

verb
variants: or less commonly log 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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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 Bioenergy—using natural resources for fuel—is the oldest source of energy known to man, going back to burning logs on a fire. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Renewable Energy Will Grow Massively Across The Globe by 2023, Says IEA Report," 9 Oct. 2018 Meanwhile, the hacking team regularly deleted Windows log files to cover their tracks—including purging an event log on May 13. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "How they did it (and will likely try again): GRU hackers vs. US elections," 27 July 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 The sixth-generation sheep farmer in Monkton, Ontario, logged on to his farm’s Facebook page to lash out at Lucky. Sarah Nassauer, WSJ, "Fiber Optics: Wool Lovers Battle Animal-Rights Crowd Over Sheep Shearing," 7 Jan. 2019 The giveaway ends August 14, so log on to Lesters.com to enter now, and to get a sneak peek of the new site! Seventeen Magazine, Seventeen, "Win a $500 Shopping Spree at Lesters.com!," 3 Aug. 2011 Dan Lavoie, a political strategist in New York, first saw the video on Saturday, like thousands of other people who logged on to social media that day. Eli Rosenberg, The Seattle Times, "How anonymous tweets helped ignite a national controversy over MAGA hat teens," 23 Jan. 2019 The Sierra Club, for example, opposes commercial logging on public lands, but supports cutting particular trees to enhance the health of forests. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Ryan Zinke blamed environmentalists for California’s massive wildfires. Again.," 21 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of log on

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of log on was in 1962

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