enter

To enter is to go inside or into a place. When you enter your house after school, you might pet your cat and take off your shoes.

You might enter the kitchen to see what's for dinner, or enter the library to look for a book to read. In both cases, you go from one place into another, through a doorway. If you're an actor, the word enter takes on a different meaning: to appear on the stage during a play. The stage directions might read, "Enter the King, stage left." Countries also enter wars, and people enter contests — they register or become involved.

Primary Meanings of enter

1.
v
to come or go into
2.
v
make a record of; set down in permanent form
3.
v
be or play a part of or in
4.
v
take on duties or office
Full Definitions of enter
1

v to come or go into

“the boat entered an area of shallow marshes”
Synonyms:
come in, get in, get into, go in, go into, move into
Antonyms:
exit, get out, go out, leave
move out of or depart from
go away, go forth, leave
go away from a place
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take the field
go on the playing field, of a football team
penetrate, perforate
pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
re-enter
enter again
file in
enter by marching in a file
pop in
enter briefly
walk in
enter by walking
call at, out in
enter a harbor
take water
enter the water
turn in
make an entrance by turning from a road
board, get on
get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
intrude, irrupt
enter uninvited
encroach upon, intrude on, invade, obtrude upon
to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate
dock
come into dock
break in
intrude on uninvited
dig into, poke into, probe
examine physically with or as if with a probe
cut
penetrate injuriously
interpenetrate, permeate
penetrate mutually or be interlocked
strike
pierce with force
break
pierce or penetrate
foray
briefly enter enemy territory
poke into
enter briefly
creep in, sneak in
enter surreptitiously
diffuse, imbue, interpenetrate, penetrate, permeate, pervade, riddle
spread or diffuse through
honeycomb
penetrate thoroughly and into every part
berth, moor, wharf
come into or dock at a wharf
pierce
make a hole into
pierce, thrust
penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
pierce
cut or make a way through
tunnel
force a way through
filter, percolate, permeate, sink in
pass through
grain, ingrain
thoroughly work in
immerse, plunge
thrust or throw into
force, storm
take by force
ooze through
run slowly and gradually
embark, ship
go on board
entrain
board a train
catch
reach in time
bother
intrude or enter uninvited
barge in, crash, gate-crash
enter uninvited; informal
move in on
make intrusive advances towards
foray into, raid
enter someone else's territory and take spoils

v come on stage

v become a participant; be involved in

enter a race”
enter an agreement”
enter a drug treatment program”
enter negotiations”
Synonyms:
participate
Antonyms:
chuck up the sponge, drop by the wayside, drop out, fall by the wayside, give up, quit, throw in, throw in the towel
give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
Types:
jump
enter eagerly into

v register formally as a participant or member

Synonyms:
enrol, enroll, 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

v set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

Synonyms:
embark
Types:
take up
pursue or resume
Type of:
begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start, start out
take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

v put or introduce into something

Synonyms:
infix, insert, introduce
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connect, plug in, plug into
plug into an outlet
cannulate, cannulise, cannulize, canulate, intubate
introduce a cannula or tube into
input
enter (data or a program) into a computer
instil, instill
enter drop by drop
embed, engraft, imbed, implant, plant
fix or set securely or deeply
sandwich
insert or squeeze tightly between two people or objects
graft, transplant
place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
pot
plant in a pot
nest
fit together or fit inside
bury, sink
embed deeply
Type of:
attach
cause to be attached
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v make a record of; set down in permanent form

Synonyms:
put down, record
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chalk up, tally
keep score, as in games
clock in, clock on, punch in
register one's arrival at work
record, tape
register electronically
accession
make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library
post
display, as of records in sports games
ring up
to perform and record a sale on a cash register
manifest
record in a ship's manifest
inscribe
write, engrave, or print as a lasting record
chronicle
record in chronological order; make a historical record
file, file away
place in a container for keeping records
document
record in detail
log
enter into a log, as on ships and planes
clock up, log up
record a distance travelled; on planes and cars
film, shoot, take
make a film or photograph of something
tape, videotape
record on videotape
photograph, shoot, snap
record on photographic film
mark, score
make underscoring marks
notch
notch a surface to record something
keep, maintain
maintain by writing regular records
film
record in film
register
record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions
book
record a charge in a police register
cancel, invalidate
make invalid for use
save, write
record data on a computer
tape record
record with a tape recorder
prerecord
record before presentation, as of a broadcast
file, register
record in a public office or in a court of law
retake
photograph again
reshoot
shoot again
x-ray
take an x-ray of something or somebody
cinematise, cinematize
make a film of or adopt so as to make into a film
microfilm
record on microfilm
cut
record a performance on (a medium)
cut
make a recording of
patent
grant rights to; grant a patent for
enrol, enroll, inscribe, recruit
register formally as a participant or member
list
include in a list
fine, ticket
issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
book
register in a hotel booker
Type of:
preserve, save
to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
3

v be or play a part of or in

Synonyms:
figure
Type of:
be
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
4

v take on duties or office

Synonyms:
accede
Types:
ascend
become king or queen
Type of:
take office
assume an office, duty, or title
come after, follow, succeed
be the successor (of)

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