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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.
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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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"The process of entering names into the system will help and strengthen the primary health care system and the reference system."
A three-Judge bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry resumed hearing of a constitutional petition moved by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan for removal of bogus voters names, clubbed with a pending petition of 2007 filed by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, former chairperson of PPP for entering names of new eligible voters.
The study found that there were three main sources of error: Call centre staff who key in a name as it sounds, giving spellings such as "Jacqualyn"; staff who cannot read paper files accurately when entering names on a database, resulting in entries such as "Beborah"; and operators typing too fast who key in the correct letters in the wrong order, resulting in "Thoams", instead of "Thomas".
In addition, record the date when entering names along with special dates, such as product purchase dates and the anniversary of the date they started their business or practice.
"It really just involves entering names and selecting the person's status."