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"enter into sth" in British English

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enter into sth

formal
phrasal verb with enter uk /ˈen.tər/ us /ˈen.t̬ɚ/ verb

to start to become involved in something, especially a discussion or agreement:

They refuse to enter into any discussion on this matter.
not enter into sth

If you say that something does not enter into something else, it is not an important or necessary part of it:

The Council's opinion doesn't enter into it - it's up to us to make the decision.

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  • The rebel leaders stated that they are willing to enter into dialogue with the government.
  • We are not willing to enter into open-ended discussions.
  • It's a complex discussion and I don't want to enter into it now.
  • It is not our intention to enter into an arms race.
  • The union has repeatedly said it will not enter into any such agreements.

(Definition of “enter into sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"enter into sth" in Business English

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enter into sth

phrasal verb with enter uk /ˈentər/ us verb [ T ]

to start to become involved in something, especially a discussion or an agreement:

(Definition of “enter into sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)