enter somebody's/your 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)


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 ?
Your fame is very well known to me, and I shall ask my lady to enter your name upon my tablets," said Sir Bertrand.
Just bring one new depositor to any Winner product on 17th March and we'll automatically enter your name into our St.
When informed of the surprise win, her father said: "My daughter complained that I haven't bought her any new gifts recently so I told her I will enter your name for the raffle draw and who knows, you may win.
If you would like to enter your name for this quarterly drawing, please visit the website.
If you live in Flintshire and drive to work, enter your name and contact details (including address and phone number) at cro@flintshire.
Braehead's marketing manager Lydia Young said: "If you like watching LK Today or you want the chance to get a fabulous makeover on the show, you should enter your name on our website and come down to Braehead.
Simply enter your name, their name and your crush's e-mail address.
Simply enter your name, the name of the one you desire and leave the virtual cupid to calculate how compatible you are with that hot date.
When you receive an e-mail alert asking you to contact your representatives about pending legislation needing DAV and Auxiliary support, you simply type in your ZIP code, enter your name, mailing and e-mail addresses and click send.
By clicking on this link, a form appears on which you can enter your name, company name, e-mail address and the supplies you desire.
To cheat, play as Dash and enter your name as Jabba for extra power.
IN Destruction Derby for the PlayStation in Championship mode you can enter your name as
You will then see a pop up window to enter your name, company and email address.
In Colin McRae Rally on the PlayStation enter your name as TROLLEY for four-wheel driving mode with extra quick steering, or MORE OOMPH to double the power for all cars.