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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.
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register for (something)

1. To enter one's name and details into an official list in order to do, receive, or participate in something. Be sure to register for a chance to win a brand-new 4K television. The class is filling up, so you'll need to register for it soon if you want to attend.
2. To enter someone's or one's own name and details into an official list in order to do, receive, or participate in something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "register" and "for." My case worker is registering me for an online class to improve my computer skills. I'm going to register my Pomeranian for a dog show next year. You should register yourself for the government's self-employed tax-break scheme.
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register in (something)

1. To enter one's name on an official list or record. You should finish registering in all your classes tonight. If you put it off any longer, they may not be available for the next semester. The class is filling up, so you'll need to register for it soon if you want to attend.
2. To enter one's name into an official register in a particular city, state, country, etc. You'll need to register in Dublin within a week of arriving into Ireland, or you could face problems with immigration down the line. The class is filling up, so you'll need to register for it soon if you want to attend.
3. To enter someone's or one's own name and details into an official list or record. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "register" and "in." My case worker is registering me in an online class to improve my computer skills. I've registered my daughter in a number of clubs and activities for the summer.
4. To enter someone's or one's own name and details into an official register in a particular city, state, country, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "register" and "in." He lives in Britain, but he registered his company in France. You'll need to register your vehicle in the new country when you arrive.
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register on (one's) face

Of an emotion or mental process, to become apparent or evident through one's facial expression. Anger registered on her face as I told her what happened. I could see confusion registering on everyone's faces when they announced him as the winner.
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register on (something)

1. To enter one's name on a website or software application. You'll need to register on our mobile app before you can start using our service. My wife registered on the website two years ago, but wasn't able to remember her password.
2. To enter someone's, something's, or one's own name and details on an official list or record. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "register" and "on." I suggest registering each of your family members on the State Department's website before you travel. She registered the business on a database of recruiters to help find new employees.
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register with (someone or something)

1. To give one's name or other details with a particular person, place, department, organization, etc. You'll need to register with someone at the front desk before you can come into the building. Be sure to register with Citizenship and Immigration Services as soon as you arrive in the country.
2. To give someone's, something's, or one's own name or other details with a particular person, place, department, organization, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "register" and "with." We need to register the business with the appropriate tax authority. I homeschool my children, but I still need to register them with the local school district. By registering your product with the manufacturer, you are guaranteed a minimum warranty under EU law.
3. To be understood or comprehended by someone; to make an impression or have an effect on someone. I could tell that the news of her son's death was not registering with her. I showed the victim several pictures of possible suspects, but none of them registered with him.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

register for something

to sign up to participate in something. Have you registered for the class yet? She is registered for the same classes as I am.
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register in something

to enter one's name on a list for something; to sign oneself up to belong to something. Are you going to register in the pie-eating contest? We registered in the drawing for a new car.
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register on something

[for an effect] to show on something, such as someone's face. Recognition registered on her face when she saw the photograph of Walter. The total of the votes registered on the large Scoreboard at the front of the hall.
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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.
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register someone for something

to sign someone up to participate in something. Would you please register me for the workshop when you sign up? Excuse me. I have to go register myself for the contest.
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register someone in something

 
1. to enter someone's name on a list in something. I will register you in the competition.
2. . to sign someone up to belong to something. I registered my cousin in the club.
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register something with someone or something

to record the existence of something with someone or something. Did you register your new stereo with the manufacturer? If you bring any packages into this store, please register them with the manager.
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register with someone

 
1. Lit. to sign up with someone. You will have to register with the lady at the front desk. I registered with the attendant when I came in.
2. Fig. [for something] to be realized or understood by someone. Suddenly, the import of what she had said registered with me. My name did not register with her, and I had to explain who I was.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Electors can opt out of having their name included in the Open Register at any time by contacting their local Electoral Registration Officer.
Rather, some stakeholders, including a political party, have taken to the media to criticise INEC and in some cases to impugn the integrity of the national register of voters.
KMA chairman Mwalimu Digore said the board of directors was considering going the Panama way by opening its ship register and wooing vessel owners to register them in Mombasa.
"Being used in the entire process of reporting a crime, its investigation and court proceedings, the automated registers may play a key role in provision of speedy and easy justice to the citizens.
Based on the statistics of the Public Revenue Office, 1,156 firms have so fulfilled the responsibility by registering 1,595 fiscal cash registers with GPRS, while 7,833 firms have to comply with the regulations by the end of October 2014.
AMERICAN FORESTS could participate by qualifying Hawaii trees for the Register and allowing Hawaii's residents and visitors to officially join in the "hunt" to seek out trees for listing in the 2010 edition of the National Register.
The 2004 election season saw more efforts to register new voters than ever before--from small volunteer programs in churches and on college campuses to large professional programs run by nonprofits.
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).
A key strategy has been to collect data from administrative registers for official statistics.
A trademark that actually describes a product or service cannot be registered as the mark.
Stewart Title also registers Realtors in person during large real estate conferences.
When major shortages on registers operated by several cashiers occur, managers should begin making a chart.
Subject to SEC actions, it registers public accounting firms that prepare audit reports for issuers; establishes and/or adopts, by rule, auditing, quality control, ethics, independence and other standards related to the preparation of audit reports for issuers.