Definition of enrol in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈrəʊl/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈrəʊl/
(US enroll)

verb (enrols, enrolling, enrolled)

1 [no object] Officially register as a member of an institution or a student on a course: he enrolled in drama school [with object]: all entrants will be enrolled on new-style courses
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, sign on, sign up, apply, volunteer, put one's name down, matriculate;
go in for, enter, join, become a member of, take up
1.1 [with object] Recruit (someone) to perform a service: a campaign to enrol more foster carers
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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, sign up, matriculate, recruit, engage
1.2 archaic Write the name of (someone) on a list or register: our Seamen and their numbers were carefully enrolled
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  • 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.
2 [with object] Law , historical Enter (a deed or other document) among the rolls of a court of justice: the endowment of religious houses cannot be measured simply by the licences enrolled in chancery
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  • 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.



Pronunciation: /ɪnrəʊˈliː/ Pronunciation: /ɛnrəʊˈliː/
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.


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.

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