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log on

to begin to use a computer system, as by entering a password, etc. (This action may be recorded, or logged, automatically in the computer's memory.) What time did you log on to the system this morning? I always log on before I get my first cup of coffee.
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log someone on (to something)

to allow someone to link (electronically) to a computer system. (This action may be recorded, or logged, automatically in the computer's memory.) I will log you on to the system if you forgot how to do it. I will log on Jill, who is late.
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log on

also log in
to open a computer system so that it can be used As a graduate student, Erin often logged on to the system from home around midnight. Internet companies are trying to help business travelers log in while they're on the road.
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log on

v.
To provide the necessary information to a computer for someone to be allowed to access computer resources: Let me log you on so that you can access the files yourself. You can't use this program until you log on.
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