enroll

If you like clowning around but you're not quite ready for the circus, you could enroll in clown college to perfect your skills. When you enroll, that means you formally add your name to the list — or roll — of students.

You can enroll in things other than schools or classes, and you can also enroll someone else. You might enroll your Chihuahua in a research project investigating whether dogs like to wear hats, or you could enroll your rude nephew in charm school. The "roll" of enroll goes back to the rolls of parchment that were used in medieval times for writing official documents.

Definitions of enroll
  1. verb
    register formally as a participant or member
    synonyms: enrol, enter, inscribe, recruit
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    draft, enlist, muster in
    engage somebody to enter the army
    unionise, unionize
    recruit for a union or organize into a union
    register
    enroll to vote
    matriculate
    enroll as a student
    levy, raise, recruit
    cause to assemble or enlist in the military
    type of:
    register
    record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions
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