Definition of


  1. (verb, change) set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
  2. (verb, communication) make a record of; set down in permanent form
  3. (verb, competition) become a participant; be involved in
    enter an agreement
    enter a drug treatment program
    enter negotiations
  4. (verb, contact) put or introduce into something
  5. (verb, creation) come on stage
  6. (verb, motion) to come or go into
  7. (verb, social) take on duties or office
  8. (verb, social) register formally as a participant or member
  9. (verb, stative) be or play a part of or in
    How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?

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Antonyms of Enter

drop out, exit

Origin of the word Enter

  1. mid-13c., from O.Fr. entrer, from L. intrare, from intra "within," related to inter (prep., adj.) "among, between." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Enter

emitter, emmy noether, endear, endure, enhydra, entire, entree, entry, entryway

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