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enter (up)on (something)

1. Literally, to enter some thing or place as something is happening. Apparently, we entered upon an argument when we arrived late to the family dinner. The teachers were shocked to enter upon a food fight in the cafeteria.
2. To begin or start a course of action. When do you guys enter on your journey?
3. To gain possession or ownership of something. I entered on the property after the landlord agreed to sell it to me.
4. To start thinking about something. In today's meeting, we're going to enter on the issue of job vacancies in our department.
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enter (up)on something

 
1. . to come in at a particular point as marked by something. We entered the theater upon the most delicate point of the story. Weenteredon thetail end of a live scene.
2. to begin something. Todd entered upon a new phase of his life. He entered on the management of a new project.
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enter on

Also, enter upon. Set out, begin, as in We are entering on a new era, or They entered upon the most difficult part of the research. [Early 1600s]
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enter on

v.
1. To begin or set out on something: With the assassination of the prime minister, the country entered on four years of civil unrest.
2. To begin considering something; take up something: After approving the budget proposal, the committee entered on the problem of raising taxes.
3. To take possession of something: When my uncle passed away, I entered on his estate and began managing the family business.
See also: enter, on

enter upon

v.
To begin or set out on something: We have entered upon a challenging period in our lives.
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The current Business Minister ended up with a very low opinion of the fairness of the proceedings and the investigations entered upon. He said, ``The entire event was ex-tremely politicised: it involved 75 minutes of MEPs giving their opinions rather than trying to find out what had happened.''
John Scott begs leave to inform the nobility, gentry, travellers and the public at large, that he has taken and entered upon the above Inn and humbly solicits their countenance and support, affirming them that nothing shall be wanting on his part.
Daetrell Jamal Watson appeals a judgment of conviction entered upon his guilty plea to one count of armed robbery as a party to a crime.
200 YEARS AGO:To be let and entered upon immediately, Wroxhall House, Warwickshire, a handsome, roomy and commodious mansion fit for the reception of a genteel family with stabling for 20 horses, a double coach houses and all other requisite offices, and a quantity of land not exceeding 20 acres abounding with game.
200 YEARS AGO Benjamin Tomlinson begs leave most respectfully to inform the nobility, gentry, travellers and the public at large, that he has entered upon the well-known spacious and commodious Dog Inn at Sandon, and that he is about fitting it up in a genteel and comfortable stile.
Mark Spietz appeals a judgment, entered upon a jury's verdicts, convicting him of three counts of burglary of a building or dwelling and one count of theft of movable property.
Michael Renardo Jackson appeals from a judgment, entered upon his guilty plea, convicting him of one count of second-degree sexual assault of a child.
Ashley appeals from a judgment, entered upon a jury's verdict, convicting him of child abuse (intentionally causing bodily harm).
Brady Adams appeals a judgment, entered upon his no contest pleas, convicting him of second-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.
James Norwood appeals from a judgment, entered upon a jury's verdict, for one count of second-degree sexual assault with use of force.
Antonio Walter Roberts appeals from a judgment, entered upon his guilty plea, convicting him on one count of possession of narcotic drugs.
Damon Kell appeals a judgment, entered upon his no-contest plea, convicting him of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), as a fourth offense within five years.
Brian Degorski appeals a judgment, entered upon a jury's verdict, convicting him of repeated sexual assault of a child.