enter in

enter in(to) something

1. To move into something. Once you enter into the parking garage, turn left.
2. To agree to something, such as a contract. It is common law that those who enter into a written agreement must adhere to the terms contained therein.
3. To sign up or enlist for something. I'm a pretty good singer, so I'm definitely entering in the talent show this year.
4. To sign someone else up for something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "enter" and "in" or "into." I'm definitely entering Sasha into the talent show this year. She may be shy, but she's a great singer.
5. To become a part of or factor in something. Once my uncle's shortcomings entered into the dinner conversation, I knew that a fight was inevitable. If mom and dad think that alcohol will enter into the equation, they definitely won't let you go to that party.
6. To participate in something. Did you hear that Jody is entering into med school in the fall?
See also: enter, something

enter someone or something in(to) something

to enroll someone or something in something; to make someone or something a competitor in something. I will enter you into the contest whether you like it or not. The trainer entered his fastest horse in the race.
See also: enter

enter in something

to enroll as a participant in something, such as a contest, competition, etc. She was not ready to enter in the competition. I can't enter in that contest. I'm not prepared.
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Beginning January 03 to February 03, 2013, on a minimum spend of AED 300 customers will enter in to a raffle draw to win a 47" Hisense 3D LED TV every day during the promotion period.
We look forward to expanding our relationship with Graphix Zone, which will enable us to enter in new markets, such as entertainment and music, as well as provide future customers with an easy way to access the Internet.