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enrol

[en-rohl]
verb (used with or without object), en·rolled, en·rol·ling.
  1. enroll.
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enroll

[en-rohl]
verb (used with object)
  1. 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.
  2. to enlist (oneself).
  3. to put in a record; record: to enroll the minutes of a meeting; to enroll the great events of history.
  4. to roll or wrap up: fruit enrolled in tissue paper.
  5. Nautical. to document (a U.S. vessel) by issuing a certificate of enrollment.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to enroll oneself: He enrolled in college last week.
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Origin of enroll

1300–50; Middle English enrollen < Old French enroller. See en-1, roll
Related formsen·roll·er, nounpre·en·roll, verbre·en·roll, verb
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Related Words

engage, join, register, recruit, accept, enlist, employ, admit, enter, obtain, muster, subscribe, matriculate, serve, affix, index, poll, chronicle, insert, slate

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British Dictionary definitions for enrolling

enrol

US enroll

verb -rols or US -rolls, -rolling or -rolled (mainly tr)
  1. to record or note in a roll or list
  2. (also intr) to become or cause to become a member; enlist; register
  3. to put on record; record
  4. rare to roll or wrap up
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Derived Formsenrollee, nounenroller, noun
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Word Origin and History for enrolling

enrol

v.

alternative spelling of enroll.

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enroll

v.

mid-14c., from Old French enroller "record in a register" (13c., Modern French enrôler), from en- "make, put in" (see en- (1)) + rolle (see roll (n.)). Related: Enrolled; enrolling.

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