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To form a constituent part; to become a part or partaker; to penetrate; share or mix with, as tin enters into the composition of pewter. To go or come into a place or condition; to make or effect an entrance; to cause to go into or be received into.
In the law of real property, to go upon land for the purpose of taking possession of it. In strict usage, the entering is preliminary to the taking possession but in common parlance the entry is now merged in the taking possession.
To place anything before a court, or upon or among the records, in a formal and regular manner, and usually in writing as in to enter an appearance, or to enter a judgment. In this sense the word is nearly equivalent to setting down formally in writing, in either a full or abridged form.
enter(Go in), verb arrive, board, come in, cross the threshold, effect an entrance, gain admittance, gain entry, go into, inire, intrare, introire, make an entrance, pass into, set foot in, step in, walk in
Associated concepts: breaking and entering, forcible entry, immigration, lawful entry, open and peaceable entry
enter(Insert), verb implant, infuse, inject, intercalate, interject, interpose, introduce, intromit, place into, put in, stick in
enter(Penetrate), verb bore, cut into, cut through, drill, empierce, gore, impale, infiltrate, interpenetrate, lance, perforate, pervade, pierce, prick, puncture, sink into, stab, transpierce
enter(Record), verb catalogue, check in, chronicle, enroll, file, inscribe, inscroll, jot down, list, log, make an entry, mark down, note, place in the record, post, put down, put in writing, put on record, referre, register, set down, tabulate, take down, transcribe, write down, write in
Associated concepts: entered on the record, entry of a judgment
See also: book, compete, embark, enroll, file, impanel, inscribe, introduce, join, note, penetrate, pervade, record, register, set down