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 ?
I conclude that he belongs to the artistic classes, he is so easily elated and depressed; and because he carries his left thumb curiously, as if it were feeling for the hole of a palette, I have entered his name among the painters.
Zafar of Jhang smashed 25-year old feat of Briton Paddy Doyle, who entered his name in Guinness Book on May 1, 1989 with 19,325 push-ups.
Ashraf entered his name in the world record of most pull-ups in 24 hours after breaking an American who created this record with 4030 pull-ups which Ashraf crossed just in 12 hours.
After paying homage at the shrine during the four-day festival through Sunday, Kishi told reporters he entered his name in the register book with a title as House of Representatives member.
Daniel was specially selected with 2,000 other children from the United Kingdom after his father entered his name into a special lottery.
After hacking the system, Lamo entered his name, his cellular phone number and a description of his area of expertise: "computer hacking, national security (and) communications intelligence."