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.
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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?
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By simply entering their name and email, you could be in the chance of winning a new iPad, it really couldn't be any simpler.
Enter your password and verify the registration status of the nurse for the first time by entering their name and registration number (if this has already been done, a list of names and registration status will appear automatically);
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By entering their name and membership number, members will be able to access information on scholarships and grants, selected articles from Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, library resources and publications.
The iconic black-and-white strip will be gradually formed by fans entering their names and messages of support to create the black stripes.
Visitors fill out a questionnaire on the screen, entering their names, addresses and descriptions of their businesses.