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American English: /ˈɛn(t)ər/
British English: /ˈɛntə/

Translation of enter in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    entrar en
    entrar a (esp Latin America)
    the ship will enter port at 6 o'clock
    el buque entrará a puerto or tomará puerto a las seis en punto
    the sewage enters the sea untreated
    las aguas residuales llegan al mar or van a dar al mar sin haber sido tratadas
    it never entered my head
    ni se me ocurrió
    ni se me pasó por la mente or la cabeza
    Example sentences
    • To enter into dialogue with a culture that does not possess the ontological security of majority cultures is to enter a representational space of intimacy.
    • We entered the City at the original site of Temple Bar and descended Fleet Street, now a mere shadow of its former journalistic self.
    • As planned, Buddha enters the City to attend a feast.
    1.2 (penetrate)
    entrar en
  • 2 (begin)
    entrar en
    the strike is entering its third week
    la huelga está entrando en su tercera semana
    Example sentences
    • It is expected to transform every life stage it enters.
    • He also noted that the party is entering its 20th year in existence on December 21.
  • 3 3.1 (join)
    alistarse en
    entrar en
    entrar en
    incorporarse a
    she entered politics at an early age
    inició su carrera or andadura política siendo aún muy joven
    to enter the priesthood
    hacerse sacerdote
    Example sentences
    • Following this he became a Schools Inspector, entering at this stage the same profession as that of his father.
    • The condition he has was discovered while he was a teenager and had been treated and noted before he entered Yale.
    • Suggest a book for someone considering entering the Catholic Church.
    3.2 (begin to take part in)
    entrar en
    introducirse en
    sumarse a
    Example sentences
    • In the last surviving section, the betrothed is introduced to and enters her new Byzantine family.
    • The national interest analysis notes some of the disadvantages to New Zealand in entering a closer economic partnership with Thailand.
    she entered herself/three students for the examination
    se presentó/presentó a tres estudiantes al examen
    12 horses have been entered in the race
    se han inscrito 12 caballos para tomar parte en la carrera
    Example sentences
    • Nevertheless, success in the Islamic Games' tennis and entering the World Group play-offs are the landmarks of our national tennis.
    • I am working towards entering the City of Glasgow Great Scottish Run on September 8.
    • Luxembourg have entered the World Cup 15 times and finished bottom of their qualifying group every time.
    Example sentences
    • In nearly all cases, the defendant enters a guilty plea before trial.
    • During a hearing on Monday, his solicitor entered no plea and made no application for bail.
    • She too had been given an indication that upon such pleas being entered, the prosecution would not proceed further against her husband.
    inscribirse (para tomar parte) en
    are you going to enter the competition?
    ¿te vas a presentar al concurso?
  • 4 4.1 (record)
    (in register) inscribir
    (in ledger, book) anotar
    dar entrada a
    to enter one's name on a list
    inscribirse en una lista
    words are entered in alphabetical order
    se da entrada a las palabras por orden alfabético
    she entered a cross against my name
    puso una cruz junto a mi nombre
    Example sentences
    • Secondly, you can deliberately enter information about yourself into a digital profile.
    • So when you enter your information, it's going to a criminal somewhere in the Internet, who's taking that data and using it for financial crime.
    • Users can use it to enter information about themselves on any web site without having to type it in manually every time.
    4.2 (Computing)
    dar entrada a
  • 5 5.1 (Law)to enter an appeal
    interponer un recurso de apelación
    to enter a writ of habeas corpus
    presentar un recurso de hábeas corpus
    to enter a plea of not guilty
    declararse inocente
    5.2 [formal]

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (come, go in) enter!
    ¡adelante! or
    enter Melissa
    entra Melissa
    to enter stage right
    salir a escena or entrar en escena por la derecha
    Example sentences
    • As they exit from the stage, enter three beautiful women from Ukraine, dressed in vibrant costumes.
  • 2to enter (for something)
    (for competition/race)
    inscribirse (en algo)
    (for examination)
    presentarse (a algo)


Phrasal verbs

enter up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (British)
dar entrada a
poner al día
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