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.
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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?
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The controversy started when party's media coordinator Manoj Tyagi allegedly entered names of Rahul Gandhi and Congress MP Ahmed Patel in the special register for non-Hindus visiting the temple.
Grimley said her daughters also entered names into the contest.
Handwriting expert Fiona Marsh told the court that analysis of Entwhistle's handwriting showed it was ``almost certain'' he had entered names and addresses in the car's servicebook.
Sometimes, the best you can hope to find is that one enterprising salesperson or account executive has entered names and addresses on a word processing program, but the user:
The controversy started when Congress party's media coordinator Manoj Tyagi entered names of Rahul Gandhi and Congress MP Ahmed Patel in the special register for non-Hindus visiting the temple.