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1 to go or come in or into
  • the hikers entered the cave with considerable caution

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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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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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The first known use of enter was in the 13th century

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“Enter.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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