Definition of register in English:

register

noun

  • 1An official list or record, for example of births, marriages, and deaths, of shipping, or of historic places.

    • ‘A further 270 offenders currently serving time in prison for sex crimes will also have their names added to the register when they complete their sentences.’
    • ‘In a later period a note of what each visitor was wearing was written up in an official register.’
    • ‘This register lists all members of staff who were ever employed in the goods yards of the various stations on the SER, but it is not clear what the staff establishment was at any of the stations.’
    • ‘Only descendants of families of longstanding wealth and social prominence gain admission to such schools and listing in such registers.’
    • ‘The Medical Council removed his name from the medical register in 1999 pending the outcome of its inquiry.’
    • ‘While the graveyard register has recorded the names of those buried in the cemetery identity of those buried in some graves is difficult to establish.’
    • ‘In Canada, the register lists the first evidence of genetic contamination of a wild relative as a result of commercial growing of a genetically modified crop.’
    • ‘The proposed sale in Australia of the emergency pill direct to women through pharmacies has sparked more controversy, with the major doctors' group calling for a register of names and addresses.’
    • ‘Only one priest could remain in each parish, and he had to put his name on a special register.’
    • ‘Town Clerk Helen Dowling said the council had drawn up a list of derelict buildings and would be sending out notices to owners whose names appeared on the register.’
    • ‘More and more medical associations have set up registers for members to list interests that concern their employment or practice.’
    • ‘For starters, we need an official register of charities.’
    • ‘New members have been putting their names on the register there and there is no cost to join.’
    • ‘However, she said there were strong safeguards in her proposals to prevent names being placed unnecessarily on registers or lists.’
    • ‘I got out the grave registers and I listed all the men of my regiment who are buried at Bayeux and Caen.’
    • ‘However, a vote was taken last March among the 25 qualified electors named on the register of electors at Kennedy Street.’
    • ‘Information about use of bed days was available from official registers for all patients (except those who died or emigrated).’
    • ‘Sinn Féin is advising members of the public who wish to vote in next year's local and European elections to check that their names are on the register immediately.’
    • ‘If you are over 18 and were resident at your present address in September 2003 it is important that your name is on the register.’
    • ‘He appealed to the young voters to come out to vote and to make sure their names are on the register of electors.’
    official list, listing, roll, roster, index, directory, catalogue, schedule, inventory, tally, calendar
    record, chronicle, diary, journal, log, logbook, ledger, archive
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    1. 1.1A book or record of attendance, for example of students in a class or school or guests in a hotel.
      • ‘Some education authorities have cut truancy by introducing electronic registers, which can plot patterns of absences.’
      • ‘The boy knew she was a schoolteacher, for he had found her class register and kept it in his beside table.’
      • ‘On Sunday afternoon last old roll books, daily report books and school registers were put on display as part of the school's centenary celebrations.’
      • ‘I am interested in finding the staff registers, student records, minute books and copies of school magazines.’
      • ‘Schools in the borough have also used government money to introduced new electronic registers to make it more difficult to fake attendance.’
      • ‘I was struggling my hardest against the temptation to laugh, but the look of hideous repugnance on her face coaxed the hilarity out of me, and I found myself trying not to laugh as I answered my name in the register.’
      • ‘They started maintaining a register for attendance everyday.’
      • ‘Athy pupils will no longer be able to play truant and hope to get away with it, following the introduction of Ireland's first high tech electronic register.’
      • ‘The administrator takes the class registers and rings around parents whose children are absent and who have not contacted the school.’
      • ‘A collection of exercise books and school registers collected as far back as the early 1900s are also on display.’
      • ‘We have also implemented electronic monitoring and electronic registers.’
      • ‘Students arrive and sit down, Jim Jomoa, head of DJ skills at the academy, calls out the register; it could be any higher education course at any uni or college in the UK.’
      • ‘The DC took the attendance register in his custody and ordered an inquiry into the case.’
      • ‘Ms. Mihara reached inside her Mulberry tote and pulled out the class register, she put on her reading glasses and flipped through the pages.’
      • ‘School teachers were paid by contract according to an average of their attendance register.’
      • ‘Previous investigations have found many MEPs turning up only to sign the attendance register - to receive the daily rate - and then leaving.’
      • ‘Among the most popular display items were the large class registers, which recorded the attendance records of children going back to 1910.’
      • ‘Electronic whiteboards and computerised registers will help turn a Manchester secondary school into one of the country's most advanced.’
      • ‘After a month, they took this register to the District Board, showed them proof of the teacher's non-attendance and managed to get him transferred.’
      • ‘The main figure used by the Government to measure attendance is the percentage of pupil absence as recorded in school registers.’
  • 2A particular part of the range of a voice or instrument.

    ‘his voice moved up a register’
    ‘she plays a basset horn and relishes the duskiness of its lower register’
    • ‘His condition makes the highest registers of his instrument out of bounds, but he has compensated by producing beautifully full and tender flugelhorn-like sounds in the lowest.’
    • ‘She has an astounding range of dynamics which she puts to good use and she intones the notes of her deep lower register softly and poignantly to indicate the gnawing pain of loss.’
    • ‘On ‘Who’, she lets her voice plunge into the lower registers, with an almost rumbling baritone.’
    • ‘Courtois has an extraordinary range, pushing his instrument quite comfortably into registers normally reserved for the viola and even violin.’
    • ‘Fox, however, seemed to sing in a register too high for her voice.’
    • ‘The Dolby 2.0 surround is clear and resonate, with a rich bass component that emphasizes the lower register of Lance's voice.’
    • ‘Diction is unclear, and much of her lower register is lost in the orchestra.’
    • ‘I know that with a high voice like mine, I cannot sing in the low register unless I am relaxed, but relaxing is not my strong suit!’
    • ‘Even on tenor his preference is for the highest register, sometimes pushing the capabilities of the instrument further than one would believe possible.’
    • ‘The scientist's voice had practically made it into the soprano register at this point, and his eyes were huge.’
    • ‘The role does, however, expose a flaw in her technique, namely imperfect control in her voice's upper registers.’
    • ‘She doesn't shy away from using her chest voice campily, and her upper registers are no less thrilling.’
    • ‘Whenever she referred to ‘Her Highness’ she raised her eyes to heaven and her voice to a high register.’
    • ‘The voice is a little colourless in its lower register, compensated by a bright tone in the middle of his voice, and meticulous intonation.’
    • ‘I still had problems with my lower register, despite so many years of singing lessons.’
    • ‘Although the masks do not cover the actors' mouths, the lower registers of some voices are lost when sound is trapped between mask and face.’
    • ‘He projects a tremendous sound across all registers of the instrument, while conveying the poetry of the score.’
    • ‘In all probability he sang alto from 1735 to 1739 and then descended to bass and, as we have seen, passing through the tenor register briefly.’
    • ‘In his early years, Caruso often ruminated over whether he was a tenor or a baritone, the upper register of his voice being naturally weaker than the lower.’
    • ‘The combination of his voice with the lower register of the viola sends shivers down the spine.’
    range, area, region, reaches, sweep
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    1. 2.1A sliding device controlling a set of organ pipes that share a tonal quality.
      • ‘I always went along when Dad played the organ and one day I started helping to pull the registers, something that maybe had an early influence on the choice of tonal colors that now play an important role in my job.’
    2. 2.2A set of organ pipes so controlled.
  • 3Linguistics
    A variety of a language or a level of usage, as determined by degree of formality and choice of vocabulary, pronunciation, and syntax, according to the communicative purpose, social context, and social status of the user.

    • ‘Written language is often a special register, distinct from most styles of speech, and the information conveyed by writing and by speech is not identical.’
    • ‘In addition to regional and social dialects, two other varieties often discussed by sociolinguists are register and style.’
    • ‘Anatomical terminology and slang exist in competing registers, and offer different possibilities for communication in such contexts.’
    • ‘In some languages, and some registers of English, syntactic tangling like this is normal.’
    • ‘For such people, standard English is the register of formal communication, complemented by vernacular usage for other purposes.’
  • 4Printing Photography
    The exact correspondence of the position of color components in a printed positive.

    1. 4.1The exact correspondence of the position of printed matter on the two sides of a page.
  • 5(in electronic devices) a location in a store of data, used for a specific purpose and with quick access time.

    • ‘Compilers determine which information should be stored in registers.’
  • 6An adjustable plate for widening or narrowing an opening and regulating a draft, especially in a fire grate.

    • ‘You should then adjust the thermostat so that the colder rooms become equally warm to the others, and adjust the dampers and registers in the hotter rooms to bring them down to the same level.’
    • ‘Remove a floor register and measure the thickness of your flooring.’
    • ‘I have a gas, hot air heating system and want to add one or two new heating registers in the basement family room area.’
    • ‘To determine the exact width and thickness of the pieces you'll need, lift up a heat register or threshold and measure the exposed ends of the floorboards.’
    • ‘Do you regularly look for dirty or blocked heating/cooling registers?’
    • ‘If the registers are clear but the furnace keeps cycling, switch back to your original filters.’
  • 7

    short for cash register
  • 8Art
    One of a number of bands or sections into which a design is divided.

    • ‘Divided into registers, each post consists of a number of vignettes which wrap around the column form.’
    • ‘On the altar wall, itself, the symbolic right and left are evident in the frescoes of the bottom register.’
    • ‘The image on the verso, divided into three registers, unfolds from bottom to top and from left to right.’
    • ‘This is precisely what appears in the lowest register of the window.’
    • ‘A handmade, ornamental paper happily festoons the upper register of the work.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Enter or record on an official list or directory.

    ‘the vessel is registered as Liberian’
    ‘her father was late in registering her birth’
    ‘a registered trademark’
    • ‘A trademark is registered officially, and protects by law a name, symbol, sound, colour or design, which identifies the product in question.’
    • ‘Thirteen species of birds are registered on the list of threatened species.’
    • ‘They were increasingly found in city halls, registering births and negotiating with government officials.’
    • ‘Officials said 18,450 participants registered this year, with 670 teams taking part.’
    • ‘The Securities and Exchange Commission lists seven registered stock exchanges.’
    • ‘This raffle will take place at the Volunteer Orientation Night and all officially registered volunteers are eligible to enter.’
    • ‘I am also concerned about councillors who tell people to report registration officials who refuse to register them without the necessary documents.’
    • ‘When a mobile phone account is activated with an operator, the Sim card records and registers this signature IMEI number.’
    • ‘The wildlife charity registered WWF as a trademark in 1961.’
    • ‘North West Hospice is incorporated as a limited company and is also registered as a charity.’
    • ‘She epitomises the über-influential Londoner, topping every serious ‘who to schmooze’ list and registering thousands of hits on Google.’
    • ‘Fun and serious runners are wanted to fund-raise for a local registered charity.’
    • ‘The group are now being registered as an official group and will take part in the association's competitions and outings.’
    • ‘The Bank played the lead role and prepared the Application Record and registered the cautions.’
    • ‘No world records were registered in Lisbon 1994, Annecy 1998 and Santiago de Chile two years ago.’
    • ‘Between 1873 and 1877, Americans registered a record number of business bankruptcies, both large and small.’
    • ‘Owners of properties that are registered charities can boost entrance fees by 28% by reclaiming the basic rate tax you have already paid on that money.’
    • ‘Canadians give 0.7 per cent of their taxable income to registered charities.’
    • ‘In the meantime children may be registered on a waiting list.’
    • ‘Here again, however, it seems that the deeds merely record or register the existence of the property right.’
    record, put on record, enter, file, lodge, post, set down, inscribe, write down, put in writing, submit, report, take down, note, minute, list, log, catalogue
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    1. 1.1[no object]Enter one's name and other details on an official list or directory.
      [with infinitive] ‘34,500 registered to vote’
      • ‘Millions of Americans turned out to vote and registered to vote that had never been involved.’
      • ‘Half of the 60 legislative seats were directly elected, with 3.2 million people registered to vote.’
      • ‘People who do not have their citizenship documents must not be allowed to register to vote.’
      • ‘She went and registered to vote in North Carolina this week.’
      • ‘It is time to register to vote and at all levels hold our elected officials accountable at the ballot box.’
      • ‘Newcomers are very welcome but they must register immediately.’
      • ‘You will need to register either on voting day or by completing an application available at the Office of the City Clerk in City Hall.’
      • ‘Having registered to vote in the polling station, Mr Cullen said it was still open to them to choose not to push the ‘cast vote’ button on the machine.’
      • ‘Well, of course, you have to prove ID to register to vote.’
      • ‘Participants must register between 9.15 and 9.30 am, and the draw for teams will take place afterwards.’
      • ‘Half of the 10 million who registered to vote are women.’
      • ‘You need to register to vote, unless you are on welfare.’
      • ‘Now, certainly, whenever you get that many people registering to vote, there are going to be a few incorrect registrations.’
      • ‘Decked out in their patriotic best, students are registering to vote at Conrad Weiser East Elementary School in Wernersville.’
      • ‘Sometimes voters turned up where they had registered to vote to find their names not on the voters' list.’
      • ‘It wasn't until this afternoon, with election primaries staring me in the face, that I got my act together to visit Rock the Vote, registering in mere minutes.’
      • ‘In those areas, women are registering to vote in very low numbers.’
      • ‘Groups still have time to register but must do so immediately.’
      • ‘Of those registered to vote, 5 million chose not to exercise their vote.’
      • ‘You must register to get to the great recipes, but the site is free.’
    2. 1.2[no object]Put one's name in a register as a guest in a hotel.
      • ‘A future AORN President could be the person sitting next to you on the bus, sitting next to you in the cafeteria, or standing in line while registering at a hotel.’
      • ‘We stopped at the main desk of the dingy motel, one my mother would not have been happy with, and waited while Jimmy registered and checked us in.’
      • ‘I told him never to register in the same hotel more than 3-4 times a year.’
      • ‘You've registered, unpacked, and turned off your cell phone.’
      • ‘Mike shook his head, thanking whatever gods there were that Lil had registered under a fake name and that he had done the same.’
      • ‘Amy and Jak had become close friends over the past few days, spending most of their time in the hotel room Jak had registered for them under the name of Mr and Mrs William Bracket.’
      • ‘He was in a daze but had enough sense to lie low for a bit and so he registered at a seedy hotel in that part of town, where he hoped no-one would come looking for him.’
      • ‘We registered, writing our names and place of residence, and checked for family members.’
      • ‘A musician in a hotel in a holiday resort in Yorkshire informed the local police that, at the hotel, was a lady registered under the name Mrs. Neele.’
    3. 1.3North American [no object](of a couple to be married) have a list of wedding gifts compiled and kept at a store for consultation by gift buyers.
      • ‘My sister and brother both got married and got to register for gifts.’
      • ‘Once a couple registers with Frame Masters Gallery, Berry calls the florist who then delivers flowers to the bride-to-be.’
      • ‘We had gone to a few stores around New York City to register for gifts.’
    4. 1.4Entrust (a letter or parcel) to a post office for transmission by registered mail.
      ‘a registered letter’
      • ‘Until one day she received a registered letter with a 30 thousand dollar cheque inside.’
      • ‘One morning I was dressed in my black negligee when the postman called with a registered letter.’
      • ‘I have not yet received any letter from the AAI but I have a notice here to say that there is a registered letter to be picked up at the Post Office and I presume that is it.’
      • ‘Money was scarce enough in those years back home and the registered letter from England was a welcome sight arriving at many homes around the West.’
      • ‘Your letter didn't state whether you registered the mail, but if you enclosed money in a card without registering the envelope, it is a risk you take.’
      • ‘I sent him a registered letter saying we are renewing the residential and commercial leases, and we're also going to get an order from the Régie.’
      • ‘They are half afraid to open the door to the postman should he arrive with another registered letter.’
      • ‘The postman's bag was still crammed full of letters, but minus a number of registered parcels which contained the foreign currencies.’
      • ‘By the Recorded Delivery Service Act 1962 a letter sent by recorded delivery is equivalent to a registered letter.’
      • ‘His registered letter landed him in court last December 3.’
      • ‘Ten days later a registered letter invited him to today's interview at Regional Headquarters in Downtown Detroit.’
      • ‘Also, those not home to sign for parcels and registered letters have had to make the journey to the main post-offices in the city and Dungarvan to collect their post.’
      • ‘Another time a registered letter was posted a few months before Christmas.’
      • ‘He clarified that people weren't informed by registered letter that their homes were going to be demolished.’
      • ‘Kildare County Council has sent registered letters to those residents of Jigginstown who submitted objections to the proposed realignment scheme.’
  • 2(of an instrument) detect and show (a reading) automatically.

    ‘the electroscope was too insensitive to register the tiny changes’
    • ‘The partial vacuum in the chamber will cause the instrument to register, say, 35,000 feet when it is, in fact, only a few hundred feet above sea level.’
    • ‘But their metal detectors stood mute, registering nothing.’
    • ‘When the mood stone registers blue-green, for instance, your dog is relaxed and cuddly, but black means he's cranky.’
    • ‘A sensitive Geiger-Muller counter registers no activity on the surface of a uranium print or on the outside of a bottle of toner.’
    • ‘Teletraffic, the importers of the UK-approved speed camera, claim it is impossible to register a false reading from a moving target.’
    indicate, read, record, show, display
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    1. 2.1[no object, with complement](of an event) give rise to a specified reading on an instrument.
      ‘the blast registered 5.4 on the Richter scale’
      • ‘Be sure to check that the internal temperature registers at 190°F.’
  • 3Express or convey (an opinion or emotion)

    ‘I wish to register an objection’
    ‘he did not register much surprise at this.’
    • ‘At council and parish council meetings when a councillor has an interest in an item on the agenda he registers his interest with the chairman and excuses himself from the debate and voting when the item is discussed.’
    • ‘All that will remain is for the voters to register their opinions with a cross on a ballot, the tallying of opinions and the announcement of results.’
    • ‘The affable John Southworth registers his discontent mildly yet emphatically, his soft British accent shading the offending phrase with the damning taint of dismissiveness.’
    • ‘At the heart of the increasing reliance on referenda is dissatisfaction felt by many voters at the difficulty in registering their opinion on a specific issue amid the many other issues brought up at a general election.’
    • ‘In a market with no real competition, customers must register their dissatisfaction with the price paid for mortgage products.’
    • ‘When the deadline for pool applications closed, 14 media organisations had registered an interest.’
    • ‘He has given people the opportunity to register their interest on the company website.’
    • ‘Watch the website for full details and to register your interest in being part of the celebrations.’
    • ‘Hundreds of potential customers had registered their interest in the service although none had so far been connected, he said.’
    • ‘We published a short notice about this in our last issue and some of you have gone to our website to view a demonstration and register your opinion.’
    • ‘But the dogs stayed firmly behind doors and the reception was largely friendly with only one voter registering their discontent with a firm slam of the door as we moved along the first housing estate.’
    • ‘To enable A Dab Hand to apply for funding, groups and individuals are invited to register their interest in taking part in Eden's Big Draw event as soon as possible.’
    • ‘Customers could register their interest in receiving Broadband on a special programme on Eircom's website.’
    • ‘A customer may have simply registered his dissatisfaction with a salesperson, saying Kia should ‘fire’ that person.’
    • ‘Fortnightly there will also be a column by a local correspondent on a burning issue relevant to the locale, with the opportunity for users to register their opinions.’
    • ‘The trigger level for this exchange is 246 and currently seven households have registered their interest.’
    • ‘To this end, we have organised a web site where footy fans and sympathisers can register their dissatisfaction with how football clubs and players are dealing with the issue.’
    • ‘A spokeswoman for the show said the response was huge, given the one hour timeframe which the public had to register their opinion.’
    • ‘The blue-chip index was down by as much as 60 points at one stage as investors registered their disappointment at the US consumer confidence figures.’
    • ‘We would like to register our sadness in reading this article, since it is a step backwards in informing the public of the nature of mental illness.’
    display, show, express, exhibit, evince, betray, disclose, evidence, reveal, manifest, demonstrate, reflect, bespeak, testify to
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    1. 3.1[no object](of an emotion) show in a person's face or gestures.
      ‘nothing registered on their faces’
      • ‘‘Hi, Ben,’ Eileen said, the shock registering quite plainly on her face.’
      • ‘She smiled, the first time in the day that any honest, uncalculated emotion had registered on her face.’
      • ‘She touched Dana's face, but no emotion registered in her eyes, as though she was not concerned about her daughter.’
      • ‘He looked them over, awe and curiosity registering on his face before he skillfully masked his emotions.’
      • ‘You could see the disappointment registering on the faces of the morbid crowd when they realised we had not grown horns on our foreheads or cloven feet.’
      • ‘She smiled slowly as horror registered on his face.’
      • ‘Full-blown annoyance registered, yet there was not a flicker in Ramirez’s green eyes.’
      • ‘Surprise registering when she looked at him, an amused smile bloomed.’
      • ‘Sinclaire tensed, and inhaled sharply, the fear registering in his ice coloured eyes for the first time.’
      • ‘Anger registered on her face as she stomped from the room down the hallway and into the bedroom.’
      • ‘Alarm instantly registered in Ben's velvet brown eyes, and he stooped at once to feel the child's forehead.’
      • ‘Instantly, astonishment registered on the barbarian's face, but Brother Simon didn't let the moment go.’
      • ‘Judge Elberry watched delightedly as horror registered on his prisoners' faces.’
      • ‘He blinked for a moment, genuine surprise registering on his face.’
      • ‘Feye rose from her chair slowly, confusion and a little irritation registering on her face.’
      • ‘He pressed the knife tighter against her throat, smiling at the fear registering in her eyes.’
      • ‘Shock registered in his face and Cassandra suddenly realized what she was doing and snatched her hand back.’
      • ‘The black-haired boy stared at me for a moment, awe registering in his eyes, before his grin grew too wide, and he started laughing.’
      • ‘A new emotion registered on his face, but it quickly switched again, now to grim thanks.’
      • ‘The shock registered on Ethan's face, but for a man who was told his father could be the devil, he didn't seem completely surprised.’
    2. 3.2[usually with negative]Properly notice or become aware of (something)
      ‘he had not even registered her presence’
      • ‘Rather quickly though, the desperate looking teen recovers and then decides to glare menacingly at me as if registering my presence in the room at last.’
      • ‘Her panic attack had come on her swiftly, so swiftly, in fact, that he had not even registered it until she had collapsed in his arms.’
      • ‘So still were the portrait images that they appeared to be photographs until one registered the movement of their breathing.’
      • ‘Once the bearded, glaring countenance has registered, its presence is irrepressible.’
      • ‘The mirror on the wall vibrated with every beat of the footsteps, and sluggishly, Lena registered her own shaking image.’
      • ‘He didn't look up to her, hardly even registered her presence.’
      • ‘There is no doubt that the more you look for fish, the easier it becomes to register their presence.’
      • ‘Whenever she walks into the room, Gary doesn't take a few seconds to register the entirety of her own figure, notices Barbara.’
      • ‘I heard the familiar whoosh of the fireplace, but didn't really register it until I heard the voice.’
      • ‘I knew the last piece well and was surprised for it to finish so early - until I registered the look on everyone's faces around me.’
      • ‘He doesn't ignore her; just can't seem to register her presence.’
      • ‘Her face registered my presence like a camera shutter, flashing from smiling expectancy, through complete surprise, and then back to restrained amiability.’
      • ‘At this, his rolling eyes finally registered my presence.’
      • ‘She must've noticed it without registering it, and that's why she'd had the dream.’
      • ‘In a movement so swift that I hardly registered it until it was over, Andrei raised my hand to his lips and lightly kissed the back of it.’
      • ‘Moments after his temporarily absorbed brain registered someone's presence behind him, he heard a sweet, syrupy voice speak up.’
      • ‘All heads turned to her, registering her presence once again.’
      • ‘At first in the faded light he fails to notice it, and only registers his presence when his hand reaches out to support his rise to his feet and brushes one of the branches.’
      • ‘Possibly my response had triggered something in him because the next thing I registered were Seth's hands grasping my shoulders to bring me close him, his lips brushing against mine.’
      • ‘I held the phone listlessly to my ear until I registered a dial tone.’
    3. 3.3[no object, usually with negative]Make an impression on a person's mind.
      ‘the content of her statement did not register’
      • ‘This was all barely registering in Lora's mind as she idly sat, legs close together, on a moist patch of grass in the garden.’
      • ‘The scene registered on his mind's eye and later he captured it on canvas.’
      • ‘I was only a few paces down the lane when the full impact of the crow's plight registered in my mind.’
      • ‘Postmodernism seems built on the disillusionment with the possibility of redemption - a stance that registers as both recognizably human and unforgivably cowardly.’
      • ‘Everything around me seemed to have become nothing but a blur, the sounds barely even registering in my mind.’
      • ‘It was a comforting though as she passed through the archway into the locker rooms, the screaming of the crowds not even registering in her mind.’
      • ‘My mind registers that there's a guy pulling me down.’
      • ‘My mind was still registering witnessing the impossible.’
      • ‘Suddenly his mind registered only one thing: pain!’
      • ‘She just stared at it for a moment, her mind registering exactly what it was.’
      • ‘I still couldn't stop my mind from registering how soft his lips felt, or how I had some difficulty in making myself stop what I was doing.’
      • ‘Oh gods, oh gods, she repeated in her mind, just barely registering that she had almost made it out of the clearing and was running across the last stretch of gravel.’
      • ‘The sound of footsteps gradually registered in her mind, and she glanced up, only to find Eric standing there, an odd half-smile on his deceptively handsome face.’
      • ‘He looked down and stepped back from the cracked pavement, his mind not registering for a second exactly what it was seeing, then not wanting to believe what it saw.’
      • ‘I groaned because I was still dead tired and nothing he was saying was registering in my mind.’
      • ‘It should not even have to register as a perceivable risk to the responsible parent.’
      • ‘I knew subconsciously that I had witnessed the collision, as it had happened right in front of our bench, but the scene still wasn't registering fully in my mind.’
      • ‘He took a deep breath and blinked at what was registering in his mind.’
      • ‘Tall, thin Tudor-imitation buildings travel past me, the familiar not registering in my mind, etched in by repetition.’
      • ‘‘Sure,’ I hear myself saying before it registers in my mind.’
  • 4Printing Photography
    Correspond or cause to correspond exactly in position.

    [no object] ‘they are adjusted until the impressions register’
    • ‘She shot it with a simple device whereby one digital camera could register simultaneous images from two pinholes set at 90 degrees to one another.’
    • ‘On a light table, place your negative on top of the print and align it until it is registered.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French regestre or medieval Latin regestrum, registrum, alteration of regestum, singular of late Latin regesta things recorded from regerere enter, record.

Pronunciation:

register

/ˈrejəstər/