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

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 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 As of Wednesday, all Americans can log on to a website and order free coronavirus tests to take at home. Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2022 The company also added that while Gendron did have a diary chat log on a private server, no one else saw the messages until 30 minutes before the attack. Zoe Christen Jones, Andres Triay, CBS News, 18 May 2022 In a bid to understand the problem, Yearby tried at the time to log on to the state’s unemployment portal but discovered she had been locked out. Tony Romm And Yeganeh Torbati, Anchorage Daily News, 15 May 2022 For every mile people log on Strava from April 19 to May 17, the brand is donating ten cents to Athletes for Animals, an organization of professional athletes dedicated to homeless pets. Isabella Rosario, Outside Online, 11 May 2022 For more information about art at the Medina County District Library, log on to mcdl.info/Art. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 23 May 2022 In an attempt to improve its Teams software to better meet users’ needs, Microsoft researched how often workers log on by tracking their keyboard activity. Jane Thier, Fortune, 12 Apr. 2022 More stores log on and give us new options to consider every day. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of log on

1962, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2022

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“Log on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/log%20on. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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