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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.
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enter somebody’s/your ˈname (for something)


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?
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* deliver any sealed records to (enter name and address of the clerk of the court), and notice the clerk, the court, and the parties pursuant to this standing order within 10 days of receipt of the sealed records from the agency.
You are receiving this notice because you have recently become covered under enter name of group health plan] (the Plan).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: This Voucher entitles one child free entry per Voucher and per full paying adult at (enter name of SEA LIFE centre/Sanctuary).
To enter,correctly answer this question, HOW TO ENTER Name the author of the Harry Potter books who lives in Perthshire?
* Consumers must sign a written or electronic logbook into which they have entered their name and address, and date and time of sale; seller must enter name and quantity of the product.
To enter name the manager of Arsenal and phone 0901 380 1816.
Enter name of passenger in standard ticketing format.