enter

[ en-ter ]
/ ˈɛn tər /

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

Verb Phrases

enter into,
  1. to participate in; engage in.
  2. to investigate; consider: We will enter into the question of inherited characteristics at a future time.
  3. to sympathize with; share in.
  4. to form a constituent part or ingredient of: There is another factor that enters into the situation.
  5. to go into a particular state: to enter into a state of suspended animation.

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Origin of enter

1200–50; Middle English entren < Old French entrer < Latin intrāre to enter, derivative of intrā within

OTHER WORDS FROM enter

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH enter

enter inter
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Example sentences from the Web for enterable

  • Enterable only after a prolonged novitiate, the adept then beheld an unfolding of the theosophy of the soul.

British Dictionary definitions for enterable

enter
/ (ˈɛntə) /

verb

Derived forms of enter

enterable, adjectiveenterer, noun

Word Origin for enter

C13: from Old French entrer, from Latin intrāre to go in, from intrā within
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