Meaning of “log in/on” in the English Dictionary

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"log in/on" in British English

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log in/on

phrasal verb with log uk /lɒɡ/ us /lɑːɡ/ verb -gg-

B2 to connect a computer to a computer system by typing your name, so that you can start working:

Log on using your name and password.

More examples

  • I logged on using her password.
  • When you have logged in, try accessing the careers advice.
  • The system wouldn't allow me to log on.
  • I need a password in order to log on.
  • Can anyone log in to this system?

(Definition of “log in/on” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)