verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to participate in; engage in.
- to investigate; consider: We will enter into the question of inherited characteristics at a future time.
- to sympathize with; share in.
- to form a constituent part or ingredient of: There is another factor that enters into the situation.
- to go into a particular state: to enter into a state of suspended animation.
Origin of enter
Antonyms for enter
Related Words for enterintroduce, penetrate, arrive, invade, infiltrate, start, begin, join, open, admit, insert, pierce, probe, intrude, sneak, access, insinuate, slip, crack, immigrate
Examples from the Web for enter
Contemporary Examples of enter
For now, the Egyptian government has issued a statement saying that Clooney is free to enter Egypt “whenever she wants.”Amal Clooney vs. Egypt’s Courts
January 4, 2015
Even then, most of us doubted he would show up and actually sign the papers allowing him to enter the 1992 New Hampshire primary.President Cuomo Would’ve Been a Lion
January 2, 2015
The moment where they enter the spirit portal symbolizes their evolution from being friends to being a couple.Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed
December 25, 2014
Roughly one out of every 33 women who enter the federal prison system is pregnant.The GOP’s Hidden Ban on Prison Abortions
December 13, 2014
In contrast to so many of those who were drafted, the players did not enter the Vietnam War reluctantly.A West Point MVP Who Never Played a Down
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of enter
Will madame be so good to enter our petit salon at the front, n'est-ce-pas?The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
No one of our kindred must enter the family of Pericles as a slave.
None but Greeks were allowed to enter the temples of this goddess.
No woman was allowed to enter Olympia, during the celebration of the games.
At all events, he was left standing on the doorstone, and no one came to bid him enter.Brave and Bold
- to go onto and occupy (land)
- mainly USto file a claim to (public lands)
Word Origin for enter
late 13c., from Old French entrer, from Latin intrare "to go into, enter" (source of Spanish entrar, Italian entrare), from intra "within," related to inter (prep., adj.) "among, between" (see inter-). Related: Entered; entering.