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
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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?
See also: enter, name
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Supporters who called into the club shop this week asking for a copy entered their names on the list for the new supply.
Up to now, 1,000 people have entered their names for the 10km course on Sunday, August 26.
THE world's oldest twins have been shown a century-old census in which their mother entered their names.
Kacey Sheldon, aged four, and big sister Tia, aged 10 (right), who are going to a party at Buckingham Palace, and (above) the two with dad Kevin, who entered their names on a BBC website.