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enter

en·ter

enter

 
pronunciation:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: entered, entering, enters
definition 1: to come or go in.
We entered through the big doors on the side of the building.
synonyms:
come in, go in
antonyms:
exit
similar words:
arrive, break in, flow into, intrude, penetrate, pierce
definition 2: to begin; start (usually followed by "upon").
They entered upon a new adventure.
synonyms:
begin, embark, start
antonyms:
leave
definition 3: to come or go into.
I entered the house.
antonyms:
leave
similar words:
access, board, break in, infiltrate, invade, penetrate, pierce
definition 4: to pass through; pierce; penetrate.
The nail entered the wood as he hit it with a hammer.
synonyms:
penetrate, pierce
similar words:
puncture
definition 5: to be admitted to; enroll.
He was young when he entered college.
synonyms:
sign up
similar words:
admit, join
definition 6: to take part in or compete in.
We entered the race.
synonyms:
compete in
similar words:
engage in, enroll in, participate in, register for
definition 7: to write on a list; type into a computer.
I entered my name on the sheet of paper.
synonyms:
record, register, tally
antonyms:
delete
similar words:
index, list, lodge, note, put down
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