enter (one's) name

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enter (one's) name

To submit one's own or someone else's name for consideration in a selection, such as a competition, application pool, election, etc. I'm thinking about entering my name for class president! Just so you know, I entered your name for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Florida! As has been widely predicted, the governor announced today that he was entering his name for the presidential election next year.
See also: enter, name

enter somebody’s/your ˈname (for something)

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put somebody’s/your ˈname down (for something)

apply for a place at a school, in a competition, etc. for somebody or yourself: Have you entered your name for the quiz yet?
See also: enter, name
References in classic literature ?
Old Rostov could not tell his wife of what had passed without tears, and at once consented to Petya's request and went himself to enter his name.
"It would be better, perhaps, to enter his name in the prison-book at once!"
The 58-year-old is seeking the backing of four local councils before he can enter his name on the ballot paper.
His relatives had failed to enter his name in the Guinness Book of World Records as he had no birth certificate or other papers to prove his age.
A BRAZILIAN has won the Golden Boot in three of the last five Confederations Cups, and Luis Fabiano could enter his name alongside those of Romario, Adriano and Ronaldinho this year, writes Mark Langdon.
Just enter his name and the results will pop up even before you have finished typing.
Instead of heading to the mall, you simply enter his name in an Internet search engine such as Yahoo!