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
Examples from the Web for entered
Contemporary Examples of entered
Fluoride first entered an American water supply through a rather inelegant technocratic scheme.Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers
July 27, 2016
Former Gov. Jimmy Carter entered the 1976 Presidential campaign as a more or less total unknown.The World’s Toughest Political Quiz
December 31, 2014
The families announced along with it that they had entered a “phase of silence” surrounding the details of the new deal.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
A Spaniard by birth, Victor Serna left home shy of his 14th birthday and entered the monastery to become a Marist brother.Obama’s One Hand Clap With Castro
December 24, 2014
Our relationship did not improve as I entered college and developed a raging eating disorder.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
Historical Examples of entered
Mrs. Milbrey entered, news of importance visibly animating her.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Thence they entered the inner Ceramicus, where Aspasia resided.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Mr. Paine looked up as he entered, and had no difficulty in guessing his errand.
Mrs. Rushton was braiding straw when Robert entered with his berries.
He had entered into the path of dishonesty, and he was forced to keep on in it.
- 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.