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.
- entente cordiale,
- enter into,
- enter on,
- enter one's mind,
- enter the lists,
Origin of enter
Examples from the Web for entered
Fluoride first entered an American water supply through a rather inelegant technocratic scheme.
Former Gov. Jimmy Carter entered the 1976 Presidential campaign as a more or less total unknown.
The families announced along with it that they had entered a “phase of silence” surrounding the details of the new deal.
A Spaniard by birth, Victor Serna left home shy of his 14th birthday and entered the monastery to become a Marist brother.
Our relationship did not improve as I entered college and developed a raging eating disorder.
As they entered the street it seemed as if they could hardly pass through.Brenda, Her School and Her Club|Helen Leah Reed
They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.'The Gospel of St. John|Frederick Denison Maurice
Why couldnt you girls have entered a year later or else we a year earlier?Marjorie Dean College Junior|Pauline Lester
When my lead dog found him, and raised the yell, all the rest broke to him, but none of them entered his house until we got up.
On the morning of the sixth, they entered the river, and the same evening reached London.Self-control|Mary Brunton
- to go onto and occupy (land)
- mainly US to 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.