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Pronunciation: /ˈentər; ˈentə(r)/

Translation of enter in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 [room/house/country] entrar en, entrar a (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) 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) [period/phase] entrar en; [job/course] comenzar*, iniciar [formal] 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) [army] alistarse en, entrar en; [firm/organization] 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 3.2 (begin to take part in) [war/negotiations] entrar en; [market] introducirse* en; [debate/dispute] 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.
    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.
    3.3 [student/candidate] presentar 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.
    3.4 [race] 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 4.2 [Computing/Informática] [data] dar* entrada a, introducir*
    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.
  • 5 5.1 [Law/Derecho] to enter an appeal interponer* un recurso de apelación, apelar 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] [protest] elevar [formal], formular [formal]; [complaint] presentar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (come, go in) entrar enter! ¡adelante! or ¡pase! 1.2 [actor/character] entrar 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 sth) [for competition/race] inscribirse* (en algo) [for examination] presentarse (a algo)


Phrasal verbs

enter up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (British English/inglés británico)
[transaction] anotar, registrar, dar* entrada a; [account/ledger] poner* al día

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