verb (used with object)
to write the name of (a person) in a roll or register; place upon a list; register: It took two days to enroll the new students.
to enlist (oneself).
to put in a record; record: to enroll the minutes of a meeting; to enroll the great events of history.
to roll or wrap up: fruit enrolled in tissue paper.
Nautical. to document (a U.S. vessel) by issuing a certificate of enrollment.
verb (used without object)
to enroll oneself: He enrolled in college last week.

1300–50; Middle English enrollen < Old French enroller. See en-1, roll

enroller, noun
preenroll, verb
reenroll, verb
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enrol or enroll (ɪnˈrəʊl)
vb , (US) -rols, -rolls, -rolling, -rolled
1.  to record or note in a roll or list
2.  (also intr) to become or cause to become a member; enlist; register
3.  to put on record; record
4.  rare to roll or wrap up
enroll or enroll
enrol'lee or enroll
en'roller or enroll

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from O.Fr. enroller, from en- "make, put in" + rolle (see roll). Related: Enrolled; enrolling.
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Example sentences
The basic problem is that colleges receive government money based largely on
  how many students they enroll.
Having more online courses available does not guarantee that students will
  chose to enroll in them.
The creativity of migrants is enhanced by their ability to enroll collaborators
  both far-off and nearby.
Imagine going to the first meeting of a course you'd long waited to enroll in.
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