One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Officially register as a member of an institution or a student on a course.‘he enrolled in drama school’with object ‘the school enrolls approximately 1,000 students’‘he enrolled in drama school’
register, sign on, sign up, apply, volunteer, put one's name down, matriculateView synonyms
- ‘Currently, she said, there are about 300 students enrolled in these complementary courses.’
- ‘However, with only eight students enrolled in the course, the increased workload was manageable.’
- ‘The target population included students enrolled in undergraduate courses during the Spring 2002 semester.’
- ‘More than 50 undergraduates are majoring in the subject and the department has at least 1,000 students enrolled in courses.’
- ‘There's a community college in Long Beach that's well known for writing, so I enrolled and took solely writing and English classes.’
- ‘In general, the bookstore orders nine books for every ten students enrolled in a given course.’
- ‘The number of foreign students enrolled in institutions of higher education in the United States continues to grow at the undergraduate as well as at the graduate level.’
- ‘Educational coordinator: Some clinical trials companies offer internships for students enrolled in clinical laboratory courses.’
- ‘It is an excellent reference text for students enrolled in Independent Study courses.’
- ‘More than 500 students have enrolled in the course, 385 have completed it, and 180 are in the process of finishing the course.’
- ‘The principal, Sean McCarthy, said adult education is an important sector, with over 13000 students now enrolled in courses.’
- ‘This year, I received three Web-based assignments, from the 133 students enrolled in the course.’
- ‘Many students enroll in college unprepared for the rigors of higher education.’
- ‘In the meantime, enroll in courses that can enhance your position at work.’
- ‘And he only started writing seriously after enrolling on a home study writers' course in 1996.’
- ‘If interested why not come along on Tuesday evening at 6.15 pm to The Women's Centre Main Street and enrol.’
- ‘Twenty-five students had enrolled in the course.’
- ‘According to Italian rules at the time, all patients had to give verbal informed consent before being enrolled into each of the studies.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1with object Recruit (someone) to perform a service.‘a campaign to enroll more foster families’
accept, admit, take on, register, sign on, sign up, matriculate, recruit, engageView synonyms
- ‘Therefore, it would have been necessary to enroll more patients in the trial to demonstrate the same result.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.2Law historical with object Enter (a deed or other document) among the rolls of a court of justice.
- ‘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.’
- 1.3archaic Write the name of (someone) on a list or register.
- ‘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.’
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).
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