register as

register as (something)

1. To enter one's name into an official record as having some particular status. I registered as a democrat when I first started voting, but I'm thinking of switching my registration to a libertarian. Because of the conviction, he will be forced to register as a sex offender for the next 10 years.
2. To enter someone's name into an official record as having some particular status. Often used in passive constructions. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "register" and "as." We'll first have to register you as a patient before we can begin any treatments. She's registered as a director in the company.
See also: register
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register someone as something

to record someone's name on a list of a category of people. I will register you as an independent voter. I am registered as a qualified financial advisor.
See also: register
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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There are, no doubt, authenticated instances of gentlemen having given up ladies and ladies having given up gentlemen to meritorious rivals, under circumstances of great high-mindedness; but is it quite established that the majority of such ladies and gentlemen have not made a virtue of necessity, and nobly resigned what was beyond their reach; as a private soldier might register a vow never to accept the order of the Garter, or a poor curate of great piety and learning, but of no family--save a very large family of children--might renounce a bishopric?
You can register as an overseas voter for up to 15 years after you left the country if you are a British citizen and you have been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years (or if you were too young to register when you left).
In such cases, an LLC is required to register as a foreign LLC in the states in which it does business (other than the state in which it is organized).
If an LLC is required to register as a foreign LLC, the operating agreement should specify which state's law will govern the LLC's operations.
All three individuals failed to register as sex offenders in Los Angeles, California.
To capitalize on the increase in punishment for failing to register as a sex offender and to use this mandatory registration as an effective crime prevention tool, the Los Angeles Police Department formed the Registration Enforcement and Compliance Team (REACT) in 1997 to monitor the over 8,000 registered sex offenders within its jurisdiction.
Thus, a vendor will be left with the cash flow burden of waiting for an IRS refund (a situation that could often be avoided under pre-RRA law because many of these vendors could register as wholesalers).
The IRS says current category "U" registrants should wait until they are contacted by the Service to take steps to register as an ultimate vendor.