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Meaning of “register” in the English Dictionary

"register" in British English

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registerverb

uk   /ˈredʒ.ɪ.stər/  us   /-stɚ/
  • register verb (PUT ON LIST)

B1 [I or T] to put ​information, ​especiallyyourname, into an ​officiallist or ​record: I registered the ​car in my ​name. Within two ​weeks of ​arrival all ​foreigners had to register with the ​localpolice. Students have to register for the new ​course by the end of ​April.

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registernoun

uk   /ˈredʒ.ɪ.stər/  us   /-stɚ/
  • register noun (LIST)

[C] a ​book or ​recordcontaining a ​list of ​names: Guests write ​theirnames in the (​hotel) register. Is ​yourname on the register ofvoters? [C] a ​book used to ​record if a ​child is ​present at ​school: If a ​child is ​absent, the ​teachernotes it down in the (class) register. [U] in ​school, the ​period at the ​start of the ​morning and ​afternoon when a ​teacherrecords on an ​officiallist that ​children are ​present
  • register noun (LANGUAGE STYLE)

C1 [C or U] specialized language the ​style of ​language, ​grammar, and words used for ​particularsituations: People ​chatting at a ​party will usually be ​talking in (an) ​informal register.
  • register noun (SOUNDS)

[C] all the ​notes that a ​musicalinstrument or a person's ​voice can ​produce, from the ​highest to the ​lowest: music written ​mainly for the lower/​higher register of the ​clarinet
  • register noun (MONEY)

[C] mainly US (UK usually till) the ​drawer in a ​cash register (= a ​machine which ​recordssales in a ​shop, and in which ​money is ​kept) or the ​cash register itself: Next ​time you have the register ​open, could you give me some ​change? I ​think these ​items have been rung upwrongly on the register.
(Definition of register from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"register" in American English

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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 ​officiallist: [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 ​summercourses. [I/T] If you register a ​letter or ​package when you ​mail it, you ​payextra to have it ​recorded and ​receivespecialcare in ​delivery.
  • register verb (MEASURE)

[I/T] (of an ​instrument) to ​measure and ​record an ​amount: [T] The ​thermometer registered 79°F. [I] The ​tremorbarely registered on the ​Richterscale.
  • register verb (SHOW)

[T] to show an ​emotion by the ​expression on ​yourface: 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 ​musicalinstrument can ​produce, from the ​highest to the ​lowest
  • register noun [C] (MONEY)

short form ofcash register
  • register noun [C] (DEVICE)

a ​device that ​controls the ​flow of ​air from a ​heating or ​coolingsystem through an ​opening into a ​room
  • register noun [C] (RECORD)

a ​bookcontaining an ​officiallist or ​record: The American Film Institute ​drew up a register of the 100 ​greatest American ​filmsever made.
(Definition of register from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"register" in Business English

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registerverb

uk   us   /ˈredʒɪstər/
[I or T] to put ​information, especially the ​name of someone or something, on an ​officiallist or ​record: Bids may be registered 24 ​hours a day. to register a ​car/​company/​domainnameregister as sth Investment ​advisers may need to register as ​brokers. In the UK, a ​business is ​required to register forVAT.register (sb/sth) with sth Hedge-fund ​managers must register the ​commission under the ​terms of the 1940 Investment Advisers ​Act.
[I or T] to ​record or show a ​measurement, an ​amount, etc.: The ​built-intelephoneline has registered 50 ​callsdaily. During the ​period under ​review, the ​company registered a 30% ​decline in ​grossprofit.
[T] COMMUNICATIONS when you register a ​letter or ​package, you ​send it by ​mail using a ​specialservice, so that it will be dealt with in a ​special way and not be ​lost: I'd like to register this ​parcel, please. a registered ​letter
[T] to show your ​opinion or ​interestformally or ​officially: The ​engineeringarm of the ​company is said to have registered an ​interest by the ​biddeadline.

registernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈredʒɪstər/
(Definition of register from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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