Alternative formsEdit

  • enrol (UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland)


From Old French enroller


  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛnˈɹoʊl/, /ɪnˈɹoʊl/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈɹəʊl/
    • (file)


enroll (third-person singular simple present enrolls, present participle enrolling, simple past and past participle enrolled)

  1. (transitive) To enter (a name, etc.) in a register, roll or list
    • (Can we date this quote by Prescott and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      All the citizen capable of bearing arms enrolled themselves.
    • 1649, [John] Milton, [Eikonoklastes]  [], London: Printed by Matthew Simmons,  [], OCLC 1044608640:
      An unwritten law of common right, so engraven in the hearts of our ancestors, and by them so constantly enjoyed and claimed, as that it needed not enrolling.
  2. (transitive) To enlist (someone) or make (someone) a member of
    They were eager to enroll new recruits.
  3. (intransitive) To enlist oneself (in something) or become a member (of something)
    Have you enrolled in classes yet for this term?
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To envelop; to enwrap.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)


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