Definition of enrol in English:
verb (enrols, enrolling, enrolled)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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).
roll from (Middle English):
Roll goes back ultimately to Latin rotula ‘little wheel’ and is related to an actor's part or role in a play or film, which entered English from French roule ‘roll’, referring to the roll of paper on which the part would originally have been written. Enrol (Late Middle English) originally referred to the names being written on the roll. If you roll with the punches (mid 20th century) you adapt yourself to difficult circumstances. The image here is of a boxer moving their body away from an opponent's blows so as to lessen the impact. A rolling stone is someone who does not settle in one place for long. The expression comes from the proverb which has been around in various languages from at least the 15th century, that a rolling stone gathers no moss. The Rolling Stones took their name not directly from the proverb but from a song by the US blues musician Muddy Waters.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- It enables the enroller to interview the applicant while simultaneously entering his/her responses into the system.
- Be suspicious if, at the end of the presentation, the enroller only leaves you with general information about the association, and not specific information about the health insurance plan.
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