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enter

verb

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1 to go or come in or into
  • The hikers entered the cave with considerable caution.
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set foot in, step into

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2 to become a member of
  • patriotic young men and women entering the armed services
  • debutantes entering society
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3 to put (someone or something) on a list
  • New voters fill out a form and elections officials enter their names into the database.
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4 to offer entrance (as to a place, school, or privilege) to
  • The club enters only five new members a year.
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ban, bar

Synonym Discussion of enter

enter, penetrate, pierce, probe mean to make way into something. enter is the most general of these and may imply either going in or forcing a way in.
    • entered the city in triumph
penetrate carries a strong implication of an impelling force or compelling power that achieves entrance.
    • the enemy penetrated the fortress
pierce means an entering or cutting through with a sharp pointed instrument.
    • pierced the boil with a lancet
probe implies penetration to investigate or explore something hidden from sight or knowledge.
    • probed the depths of the sea


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