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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However, those close to him believe he may be getting more robust with age, and the Fly recommends entering his name in the notebook for Dubai next year.
"My dad is my school's FFA adviser, and I was actually entering his name into a drawing for an outstanding achievement award," Stricklin said.
He resumed his teaching career but was suspended in 1997, then dismissed, as a result of Worcester County Council entering his name on the Health Secretary's index on the basis of those earlier allegations.
Richard Abban (32) was so keyed up as he tried to con his employers out of nearly pounds 90,000 that he twice struck the wrong letter in entering his name.