verb (enrolls, enrolling, enrolled)[no object]
- 1Officially register as a member of an institution or a student on a course: he enrolled in drama school [with object]: the school enrolls approximately 1,000 students he enrolled in drama schoolMore example sentences
register for, sign up/on for, put one's name down for, apply for, volunteer for; enter, join
- The principal, Sean McCarthy, said adult education is an important sector, with over 13000 students now enrolled in courses.
- A total of 652 students have enrolled in college courses in agriculture, horticulture, horses and forestry.
- Last year, the college had around 20,000 students enrolled on its courses.
- 1.1 [with object] Recruit (someone) to perform a service: a campaign to enroll more foster familiesMore example sentences
accept, admit, take on, register, sign on/up, recruit, engage; empanel
- The army organized youth work programmes to replace military service and to enrol young men into its ranks.
- Organizers expect that it will take approximately one year to fully enroll volunteers into the study.
- It has, in effect, enrolled the national courts as enforcers of Community law.
- 1.2 [with object] Law , • historical Enter (a deed or other document) among the rolls of a court of justice.More example sentences
- And it was financially sensible to have deeds and other documents enrolled at a time when the customary fees for this service would go towards one's own salary.
- 1.3 • archaic Write the name of (someone) on a list or register.More example sentences
- On the last day today, the election officials had a tough time handling the last-minute crowd that turned up to get their names either enrolled or rectify mistakes in the rolls.
late Middle English (formerly also as inroll): from Old French enroller, from en- 'in' + rolle 'a roll' (names being originally written on a roll of parchment).