enter Definition

  • 1to come or go into a place
  • 2to begin to be involved in a particular situation or activity
  • 3to write information in a book, computer, etc.

Using enter: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "enter" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Please enter your name and email address on the form.

  • Example

    The police entered the building through a back door.

  • Example

    She entered the race for mayor.

  • Example

    He entered the world of politics at a young age.

  • Example

    I entered the data into the spreadsheet.

enter Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for enter

Idioms Using enter

  • to become involved in a situation or relationship that one was not previously a part of


    When her ex-boyfriend entered the picture, things became complicated.

  • to become involved in a dispute or conflict


    The politician entered the fray with a controversial statement.

  • to begin working, especially after a period of education or training


    After completing his degree, he was eager to enter the workforce.

Phrases with enter

  • to become involved in a particular situation or activity


    The company entered into a partnership with a larger corporation.

  • to start doing something, especially a new job or career


    After finishing college, she entered upon a career in journalism.

  • enter one's mind

    to occur to someone as a thought or idea


    It never entered my mind that he might not show up.

Origins of enter

from Old French 'entrer', from Latin 'intrare', meaning 'to go in'


Summary: enter in Brief

The verb 'enter' [ˈɛntər] means to go into a place, become involved in a situation or activity, or write information in a book or computer. It is used in phrases like 'enter into something,' indicating involvement, and 'enter the fray,' meaning to become involved in a dispute. 'Enter' also appears in idioms like 'enter the picture,' signifying involvement in a relationship or situation, and 'enter the workforce,' meaning to start working after education or training.

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