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Alternative forms[edit]

  • enrol (UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand)


From Old French enroller


  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛnˈroʊl/, /ɪnˈroʊl/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈrəʊl/
    • (file)


enroll (third-person singular simple present enrolls, present participle enrolling, simple past and past participle enrolled)

  1. (transitive) To enter (a name, etc.) in a register, roll or list
    • Prescott
      All the citizen capable of bearing arms enrolled themselves.
    • Milton
      An unwritten law of common right, so engraven in the hearts of our ancestors, and by them so constantly enjoyed and claimed, as that it needed not enrolling.
  2. (transitive) To enlist (someone) or make (someone) a member of
    They were eager to enroll new recruits.
  3. (intransitive) To enlist oneself (in something) or become a member (of something)
    Have you enrolled in classes yet for this term?
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To envelop; to enwrap.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)


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