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enter

verb  /ˈen·tər/ us  

enter verb (GO IN)

[I/T] to come or go into a place: [T] The orchestra entered the hall. [T] He entered a shelter for the homeless. [I] Half of the museum’s visitors are children who enter for free. [I/T] To enter is also to be admitted to or become a member of an organization: [I] He entered the army at the age of 18.

enter verb (BEGIN)

[I/T] to begin or become involved in something: [T] The president maintained we were about to enter a period of unprecedented economic growth. [I] She entered into an exclusive contract with an international sports shoe company.

enter verb (RECORD)

[T] to make a record of something; list: Did you enter your names in the guest book? Use this computer to enter the data. He was entered (= listed officially as taking part) in the shot put and discus events. [T] law To enter is to make something, such as a statement or a piece of evidence , a part of the official record: He entered a plea of not guilty.
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