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English verb: enter

1. enter (motion) to come or go into


SamplesThe boat entered an area of shallow marshes.


Synonymscome in, get in, get into, go in, go into, move into


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)board, call at, dock, encroach upon, file in, get on, intrude, intrude on, invade, irrupt, obtrude upon, out in, penetrate, perforate, pop in, re-enter, take the field, take water, turn in, walk in


Antonymsexit, get out, go out, leave

2. enter (competition) become a participant; be involved in


SamplesEnter a race.
Enter an agreement.
Enter a drug treatment program.
Enter negotiations.


Synonymsparticipate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)jump


Antonymschuck up the sponge, drop by the wayside, drop out, fall by the wayside, throw in the towel, throw in, give up, quit

3. enter (social) register formally as a participant or member


SamplesThe party recruited many new members.


Synonymsenrol, enroll, inscribe, recruit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)register


Narrower (hyponym)draft, enlist, matriculate, muster in, register, unionise, unionize

4. enter (stative) be or play a part of or in


SamplesElections figure prominently in every government program.
How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?.


Synonymsfigure


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)be

5. enter (communication) make a record of; set down in permanent form


Synonymsput down, record


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)preserve, save


Narrower (hyponym)accession, book, chalk up, chronicle, clock in, clock on, clock up, document, file, file away, film, film, inscribe, keep, log, log up, maintain, manifest, mark, notch, photograph, post, punch in, record, register, ring up, score, shoot, shoot, snap, take, tally, tape, tape, videotape


Domain categoryrecording, transcription

6. enter (creation) come on stage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Entailact, play, represent


Domain categorydramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, theater, theatre

7. enter (social) take on duties or office


SamplesAccede to the throne.


Synonymsaccede


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)come after, follow, succeed, take office


Narrower (hyponym)ascend

8. enter (contact) put or introduce into something


SamplesInsert a picture into the text.


Synonymsinfix, insert, introduce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)cannulate, cannulise, cannulize, canulate, connect, embed, engraft, graft, imbed, implant, input, instil, instill, intubate, penetrate, plant, plug in, plug into, sandwich, transplant

9. enter (change) set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)


SamplesShe embarked upon a new career.


Synonymsembark


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start, start out


Narrower (hyponym)take up









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