- to write the name of (a person) in a roll or register; place upon a list; register: It took two days to enroll the new students.
- to enlist (oneself).
- to put in a record; record: to enroll the minutes of a meeting; to enroll the great events of history.
- to roll or wrap up: fruit enrolled in tissue paper.
- Nautical. to document (a U.S. vessel) by issuing a certificate of enrollment.
- to enroll oneself: He enrolled in college last week.
Origin of enroll
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Related Wordsengage, join, register, recruit, accept, enlist, employ, admit, enter, obtain, muster, subscribe, matriculate, serve, affix, index, poll, chronicle, insert, slate
Examples from the Web for enrolling
At age 16, he was the most sought-after high-school player in the country, enrolling at Louisiana State University.Shaq, Year One
Charles P. Pierce
May 24, 2014
Most enrolling will have some discount based on their age, family status, and income.Obamacare’s Rollout Is a Disaster That Didn’t Have to Happen
October 20, 2013
That means the state has a goal of enrolling about 275,000 people over a three-year period.Connecticut Obamacare Rollout Is Remarkably Breakdown-Free
October 18, 2013
Enrolling domestic partners is just one of the things that is being added.Walmart’s New Embrace of Gay Employees a Sign of Corporate Shift
August 29, 2013
Does spending 12 grand a week on a sober companion produce better results than enrolling in a free 12-step program?Live-in Sober Coaches Offer Wealthy Expensive New Way to Stay Clean
March 22, 2013
We were not directly aiming, during that first week, at enrolling members.The Message
Alec John Dawson
Erhardt then put up his pistol, and went on with his enrolling.
Captain Erhardt declined, on the ground that he was not an enrolling officer.
Now after that think you we loitered in the work of enrolling the Minute Boys?The Minute Boys of Boston
The wazir had charge of the arms and provisions and the enrolling of the people.Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada
- to record or note in a roll or list
- (also intr) to become or cause to become a member; enlist; register
- to put on record; record
- rare to roll or wrap up
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Word Origin and History for enrolling
alternative spelling of enroll.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper