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enter

verb uk   /ˈen.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/

enter verb (PLACE)

A2 [I or T] to come or go into a particular place: The police entered (the building) through/by the side door. You will begin to feel sleepy as the drug enters the bloodstream.Arriving, entering and invading

enter verb (COMPETITION)

B1 [I or T] to be included in a competition, race, or exam, or to arrange for someone else to do this: Both men have been entered for/in the 100 metres in Paris next month. All three companies have entered the race to develop a new system. Are you going to enter the photography competition?Including and containingComprising and consisting ofTaking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will

enter verb (INFORMATION)

B1 [T] to put information into a computer, book, or document: You have to enter a password to access the database.Operating computersWriting and typing [T] formal to make a particular type of statement officially: The prisoner entered a plea of not guilty.Taking legal action

enter verb (ORGANIZATION)

[T] to become a member of a particular organization, or to start working in a particular type of job: Ms Doughty entered politics/Parliament after a career in banking.Joining and leaving groups and organizationsRecruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs

enter verb (PERIOD)

C1 [T] to begin a period of time: The project is entering its final stages. The violence is now entering its third week.Starting and beginningStarting again

enter

noun [S] uk   /ˈen.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
the key on a computer keyboard that is used to say that the words or numbers on the screen are correct, or to say that an instruction should be performed, or to move down a line on the screen: Move the cursor to where it says 'New File' and press enter.Computer hardwareComputer concepts
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