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- enrol (UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland)
From Middle English enrollen, from Old French enroller.
enroll (third-person singular simple present enrolls, present participle enrolling, simple past and past participle enrolled)
- (transitive) To enter (a name, etc.) in a register, roll or list
- 1855–1858, William H[ickling] Prescott, History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain, volume (please specify |volume=I to III), Boston, Mass.: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, →OCLC:
- All the citizens capable of bearing arms enrolled themselves.
- 1649, J[ohn] Milton, ΕΙΚΟΝΟΚΛΆΣΤΗΣ [Eikonoklástēs] […], London: […] Matthew Simmons, […], →OCLC:
- 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.
- (transitive) To enlist (someone) or make (someone) a member of
- They were eager to enroll new recruits.
- (intransitive) To enlist oneself (in something) or become a member (of something)
- Have you enrolled in classes yet for this term?
- (obsolete, transitive) To envelop; to enwrap.
- c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. […] The First Part […], part 1, 2nd edition, London: […] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, […], published 1592, →OCLC; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act II, scene iii:
- Our quiuering Lances ſhaking in the aire,
And bullets like Ioues dreadfull Thunderbolts,
Enrolde in flames and fiery ſmoldering miſtes,
Shall threat the Gods more than Cyclopian warres, […]
- 1590, Edmund Spenser, “Book III, Canto VIII”, in The Faerie Queene. […], London: […] [John Wolfe] for William Ponsonbie, →OCLC:
- enroll thy memorable name
In th’ heart of every honourable dame
- (enter in a register): list, note, note down, record, register; see also Thesaurus:enlist
- (enlist): enlist, sign up, subscribe
- (become a member): enlist, join, join up, sign up, subscribe
- (join a class): add, register for (synonyms for “enroll in [a class]”)
to enter (a name) in a register, roll or list
to enlist (someone) or make (someone) a member of
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