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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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 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 On Tuesday night Dunham logged on to Instagram Live for a philosophical riff on the transcendental qualities of true love. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Lena Dunham Speaks Out About Her Breakup With Jack Antonoff," 10 Jan. 2018 For information on recycling, log on to: www.louisvilleky.gov/recycling. Sheldon S. Shafer, The Courier-Journal, "Curbside recycling carts in Louisville can now take your food takeout containers," 23 Oct. 2017 Britain has become a battleground over the status of gig-economy workers, who are typically people who log on to smartphone apps to find short-term jobs such as chauffeuring people, delivering food or mowing lawns. Wiktor Szary, WSJ, "‘Gig Economy’ Workers Need More Rights, U.K. Review Says," 11 July 2017

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First Known Use of log on

1962, in the meaning defined above

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