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registerverb

 us   /ˈredʒ·ɪ·stər/

register verb (RECORD)

[I/T] to record someone’s name or ownership of property on an official list: [T] I registered the car in my name. [+ to infinitive] Voters have until February 16 to register to vote in the primary. [I] Students are currently registering for summer courses. [I/T] If you register a letter or package when you mail it, you pay extra to have it recorded and receive special care in delivery.

register verb (MEASURE)

[I/T] (of an instrument) to measure and record an amount: [T] The thermometer registered 79°F. [I] The tremor barely registered on the Richter scale.

register verb (SHOW)

[T] to show an emotion by the expression on your face: Her face registered shock at the news.

register verb (HAVE EFFECT)

[I] to have some effect: The loss of her home has not really registered on her yet.

registernoun [C]

 us   /ˈredʒ·ɪ·stər/

register noun [C] (RANGE)

all the notes that a voice or musical instrument can produce, from the highest to the lowest

register noun [C] (MONEY)

short form of cash register

register noun [C] (DEVICE)

a device that controls the flow of air from a heating or cooling system through an opening into a room

register noun [C] (RECORD)

a book containing an official list or record: The American Film Institute drew up a register of the 100 greatest American films ever made.
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