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enter in(to) (something)

1. To move into something. Once you enter into the parking garage, turn left.
2. To agree to something, such as a contract. It is common law that those who enter into a written agreement must adhere to the terms contained therein.
3. To sign up or enlist for something. I'm a pretty good singer, so I'm definitely entering in the talent show this year.
4. To sign someone else up for something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "enter" and "in" or "into." I'm definitely entering Sasha into the talent show this year. She may be shy, but she's a great singer.
5. To become a part of or factor in something. Once my uncle's shortcomings entered into the dinner conversation, I knew that a fight was inevitable. If Mom and Dad think that alcohol will enter into the equation, they definitely won't let you go to that party.
6. To join or begin to participate in something. Did you hear that Jody is entering into med school in the fall?
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enter someone or something in(to) something

to enroll someone or something in something; to make someone or something a competitor in something. I will enter you into the contest whether you like it or not. The trainer entered his fastest horse in the race.
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enter in something

to enroll as a participant in something, such as a contest, competition, etc. She was not ready to enter in the competition. I can't enter in that contest. I'm not prepared.
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enter into something

 
1. . Lit. to get into something. She entered into the house and immediately went to work. As the people entered into the cathedral, they became quiet.
2. Fig. to join in something; to participate in something. I couldn't get him to enter into the spirit of the party. She just loves to enter into things and have a good time with people.
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enter into

1. Participate in, take an active role or interest in, as in We had to think twice before we entered into these negotiations. [Late 1700s]
2. Become party to (a contract), bind oneself, as in The nations entered into a new agreement. [First half of 1500s]
3. Become a component, form a part of, as in Finances soon entered into the discussion. [Early 1700s]
4. Also, go into. Consider, investigate, as in The report entered into the effect of high interest rates, or Let's not go into that. [Mid-1500s]
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enter into

v.
1. To participate or take an active interest in something: After college, she entered into politics. The union and management have decided to enter into negotiations in order to settle the strike.
2. To enroll or register someone or something in some activity: I'm going to enter my dog into the competition.
3. To become party to a contract: The nations entered into a trade agreement.
4. To become a part of something: Financial matters entered into the discussion.
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A reasonable business person would not have entered into the contract to construct the first submarine for the price specified without entering into the contract to construct the second.
These statements include those regarding the entering into of the new credit facilities, the G International acquisition and the refinancing, including the terms and timing thereof.
The constructive sale rules are designed to prevent a taxpayer from entering into long-term hedging transactions that would defer gain indefinitely while substantially reducing or eliminating the risk of loss.
The order provides that pending a hearing scheduled for August 25, 2003, UIT is temporarily restrained from entering into another Licensing agreement for the utilization of the IM buddies technology.
Recognition of gain on certain appreciated positions in personal property: This proposal would require a taxpayer to recognize gain (but not loss) on entering into a constructive sale of any appreciated position in stock, a debt instrument or a partnership interest.
Simultaneously with the entering into of the Share Exchange Agreement, and pursuant to its terms, Eduard Will, President and CEO of Inprimis, C-4 and another investor entered into a Private Placement Agreement under which Inprimis will, subject to certain conditions, issue 4,000,000 shares of a newly created class of Series A Preferred Stock in consideration of an aggregate purchase price of $500,000.
Many employers offer financial assistance to key employees that enables them to purchase life insurance, by entering into arrangements in which the employers advance the amount necessary to pay all or part of the annual premium in exchange for the employee's obligation to repay the advances out of the policy proceeds.
At the time of entering into the Underlying Agreement Cominecsa was at arms-length to the Company.
WIC has indicated in its Directors' Circular that it either already has or is in the process of entering into long-term contracts or special termination agreements with certain key senior executives" said Leonard Asper, CanWest's Director of Corporate Development.