Definition of enroll in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈrōl/
Pronunciation: /enˈrōl/
(British enrol)

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 school
More example sentences
  • 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.
register for, sign up/on for, put one's name down for, apply for, volunteer for;
enter, join
1.1 [with object] Recruit (someone) to perform a service: a campaign to enroll more foster families
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  • 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.
accept, admit, take on, register, sign on/up, recruit, engage;
1.2 [with object] Law , historical Enter (a deed or other document) among the rolls of a court of justice.
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.
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.



Pronunciation: /ˌenrōˈlē/
Example sentences
  • If enrollees miss one payment they'll be dropped from the program.
  • Sometimes potential enrollees need to complete bridging courses prior to being accepted for courses.
  • I'm one of the eight late enrollees - we came in this morning.


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).

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Syllabification: en·roll

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