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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.


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?.


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.


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.


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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