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register

verb uk   /ˈredʒ.ɪ.stər/ us    /-stɚ/

register verb (PUT ON LIST)

B1 [I or T] to put information, especially your name, into an official list or record: I registered the car in my name. Within two weeks of arrival all foreigners had to register with the local police. Students have to register for the new course by the end of April.Writing and typing

register verb (SHOW)

C2 [I or T] to record, show, or express something: The Geiger counter registered a dangerous level of radioactivity. The earthquake was too small to register on the Richter scale.formal His face registered extreme disapproval of what he had witnessed.Weighing and measuringShowing and demonstrating

register verb (REALIZE)

[I or T] informal If something registers, someone realizes it and if someone registers something, they realize it: I did mention the address but I'm not sure that it registered (with him). I scarcely registered the fact that he was there.Apparent and obviousVisible

register verb (MAIL)

[T] If you register a letter or parcel, you send it using a special postal service, so that it will be dealt with in a special way and not be lost: a registered letterDelivering and despatching

register

noun uk   /ˈredʒ.ɪ.stər/ us    /-stɚ/

register noun (LIST)

[C] a book or record containing a list of names: Guests write their names in the (hotel) register. Is your name on the register of voters?Lists and cataloguesSchedules and agendas [C] a book used to record if a child is present at school: If a child is absent, the teacher notes it down in the (class) register.Schools in general [U] in school, the period at the start of the morning and afternoon when a teacher records on an official list that children are presentSchools in general

register noun (LANGUAGE STYLE)

C1 [C or U] specialized language the style of language, grammar, and words used for particular situations: People chatting at a party will usually be talking in (an) informal register.Linguistic terms and linguistic style

register noun (SOUNDS)

[C] all the notes that a musical instrument or a person's voice can produce, from the highest to the lowest: music written mainly for the lower/higher register of the clarinetNotes of the musical scale

register noun (MONEY)

[C] US for till noun: a cash registerParts of shops, shop fittings and retail activities
(Definition of register from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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