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en·ter

enter

 
 
pronunciation:
en tr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: entered, entering, enters
definition 1: to come or go in.
The butler opened the door and asked the guests to enter.The thief entered through the basement window.Suddenly there entered a frightening-looking man whose face wore a deep scar.
synonyms:
come in, go in
antonyms:
exit, leave
similar words:
arrive, break in, flow into, intrude, penetrate, pierce
definition 2: to begin; embark (usu. fol. by "upon").
They entered upon a new venture.
synonyms:
begin, embark, start
antonyms:
leave
similar words:
set about
definition 3: to take part (usu. fol. by "into").
We wanted to enter into the debate, but our voices couldn't be heard in all the clamor.They finally entered into an agreement that satisfied both parties.
synonyms:
engage in, participate in
antonyms:
refrain, withdraw
similar words:
join in
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to come or go into.
I saw him as he entered the church.The doctors allowed no visitors to enter her room.
antonyms:
exit, leave
similar words:
access, board, break in, infiltrate, invade, penetrate, pierce
definition 2: to introduce; insert.
The nurse entered the needle very carefully.
synonyms:
insert, introduce, put in
antonyms:
remove
similar words:
infix, inject, inset, offer, pass, proffer, propose, submit, suggest, tender
definition 3: to penetrate.
You can still see where the bee's stinger entered the skin.The bullet entered a tree outside the window.
synonyms:
penetrate, pierce
similar words:
puncture
definition 4: to gain admission to; enroll.
He entered the university after the war.
synonyms:
enroll in, register, sign up
similar words:
admit, join
definition 5: to compete or participate in.
I've decided to enter the writing contest.Are you planning to enter the race this year?
synonyms:
compete in
similar words:
engage in, enroll in, partake, participate in, register for
definition 6: to become involved in.
It's been over thirty years since she entered politics.I don't believe one should enter a marriage so casually.
synonyms:
join in
definition 7: to record or submit, as on a list or computer interface.
You enter the date of the transaction in the first column and the dollar amount in the second column.I entered my password incorrectly and couldn't access my account.
synonyms:
record, register, tally
antonyms:
delete
similar words:
bill, calendar, catalogue, index, list, lodge, note, put down
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part of speech: noun
definition: a key on a computer keyboard or keypad that when pressed allows a command to be confirmed or entered into the computer.
Once you've made your selection, press enter.
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