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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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With the death of Sir William in 1876, and his legacy of mysterious debts and mortgaged properties, his widow entered upon a long purgatory of poverty.
Final judgment will be entered upon the verdict in favor of Welch Foods.
Sanchez-Morales appeals from judgments entered upon his guilty pleas to five counts across two cases and an order denying his postconviction motion for plea withdrawal and sentence modification.
The bill covers all mining agreements (MAs) or Financial or Technical Assistance Agreements (FTAAs) entered upon the effectivity of the act.
Subsequent market expendable supplies and service, entered upon the occurrence of the requirements for the implementation of benefits in application of the framework agreement under the provisions of Articles 76 and 77 of the Public Procurement Code.
At the expiration of another year, your committee by leave to report that during the year, they had approbated 10 teachers for the five different schools in this town, who have entered upon their responsible duties with different degrees of success and approbation.
These are not questions to be entered upon lightly or thoughtlessly or when your mind is preoccupied with mapping out rat runs to the leisure centre and long-term strategies to overhaul your life in such a way that you'll never have to drive in a city at tea-time again.
The trial court's May 11, 1999, final judgment was entered upon the jury's verdict against the hospital and also reinstated the original $3 million jury award, plus costs.
24, 1992), that the pope and President Reagan had entered upon a "sacred alliance .
The effect of the court's ruling is to vacate the entire damage award entered upon the jury's verdict.
Focus: Postconviction Motion Denied Justin Douglas appeals a judgment, entered upon his no-contest pleas, convicting him of burglary of a building or dwelling and theft of movable property with special facts, both counts as party to a crime.
The Taganrog boiler-making works "Krasny Kotelshchik", a member of the power plant concern Power Machines, has entered upon HRSG manufacturing for Yakutskaya GRES-2.
Our town would rise in the estimation of others, and children would be better qualified for filling the stations which they may be called to occupy when they have entered upon the stages of an active life.
After graduating at Cambridge, he entered upon a literary career, and succeeded Sir William Davenant as poet-laureate in 1670.