enter into the spirit (of something)

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enter into the spirit (of something)

To show one's interest in enjoying a social event by actively participating in its activities, dressing appropriately, etc. I specifically wore red and green to enter into the spirt of Christmas. Come on, dance with us! Enter into the spirit!
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enter into the spirit

join wholeheartedly in an event.
1994 Jonathan Coe What a Carve Up! His sarcasm was mischievous rather than icy, so I tried to enter into the spirit.
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get/enter into the ˈspirit of something

take part in an activity or event with enthusiasm: Every year he gets into the spirit of Christmas by decorating his whole house with coloured lights.The party went well because everyone entered into the spirit of things.
See also: enter, get, of, something, spirit
References in classic literature ?
You see, we have entered into the spirit of it - oh yes, we have done so indeed!
This he did not at first understand, till Jones explained it to him; but he no sooner entered into the spirit of it, than he began to bless himself that he had never committed murder.
Pickwick fully entered into the spirit of this eulogium, but he could not exactly re-echo its terms; for the soft light of intelligence burned rather feebly in the eyes of the warriors, inasmuch as the command 'eyes front' had been given, and all the spectator saw before him was several thousand pair of optics, staring straight forward, wholly divested of any expression whatever.
She was such an artless little creature; and was in such a sunny, beaming, hopeful state; and let out all this matter clinging close about her heart, so freely; that all the other lady passengers entered into the spirit of it as much as she; and the captain (who heard all about it from his wife) was wondrous sly, I promise you: inquiring, every time we met at table, as in forgetfulness, whether she expected anybody to meet her at St.
The savage, bronze warriors entered into the spirit of it, for as I learned later dear old Perry had left no opportunity neglected for impressing upon them that David was emperor of Pellucidar, and that all that they were accomplishing and all that he was accomplishing was due to the power, and redounded to the glory of David.
Graham Foster, chairman of the committee, said: "The people in town really entered into the spirit of the day and were very generous with their donations with approximately PS570 being raised for the carnival funds.
"Many of us entered into the spirit of the occasion," said dealer principal Philip Corfield who wore his Christmas jumper.
Asst Sixth Form development manager, Miss Lorna Cronin, commented: "The students have really entered into the spirit of the day and were quick to support the vital work of such a good cause.
Still, Lewis entered into the spirit of the fun fight with customary gusto.
Since jetting into Bali, the 19-year-old student from Wrexham, has entered into the spirit of the competition by helping her team win a "Team Spirit Award" in the sports round - thanks to her knowledge of football songs.
The children were simply tremendous, the show was fantastic and the youngsters entered into the spirit of the performance and enjoyed it all (as did the audience!) The two adults in the cast were Ceri Wyn and Alyson Marks and were outstanding, both in drama and singing.
LAWYERS from the offices of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors in Birmingham have entered into the spirit of The Big Bandage 2013 and raised PS300 in support of Birmingham Children's Hospital.
London, Feb 26 ( ANI ): English cricketers Stuart Broad and Matt Prior have entered into the spirit of adventure as they leapt off a platform more than 100 metres above a river ahead of their warm-up match before the three-Test series against a New Zealand XI in Queenstown.
GENEROUS Rihanna has entered into the spirit of Christmas by giving PS1million to charity.
The First Lady looked embarrassed, but the crowd cheered loudly, clearly thrilled that the first couple had entered into the spirit of the occasion.