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sign someone on

to employ someone; to recruit someone as an employee. How many workers did the manager sign on? The construction company signed on ten new workers.
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sign on (with someone or something) (as something)

to join up with someone or something in a particular capacity by signing a contract or agreement. I signed on with the captain of the Felicity Anne as first mate. Roger signed on as manager for the new store.
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sign on

to announce the beginning of a broadcast transmission. The announcer signed on and then played "The Star-Spangled Banner." We usually sign on at six in the morning.
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sign on

1. Enlist oneself as an employee, as in Arthur decided to sign on with the new software company. [Late 1800s]
2. Begin radio or television broadcasting, especially at the beginning of the day, as in What time does the station sign on? [c. 1920]
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sign on

v.
1. To enlist oneself, especially as an employee: He signed on for two years with the Peace Corps. She signed on as a sales representative and was soon promoted to district manager.
2. To start transmission with an identification of the broadcasting station: Our local public television station signs on every morning at 6:00.
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Our agreement with Accenture should enable us to make FormPipe the de facto European standard for secure Internet document transfer," said Bosse Falgard, chief executive officer of Sign On.
Sign On AB (publ) is noted at OM, the New Market at the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
Peter Kylin, Managing Director of Hynells Patenttjanst AB, who manages Sign On's patent questions says: "We believe that PCT's document is very strong and consider that the probability is great that Sign On will obtain a patent in those countries where an application is submitted.
Sign On said that in its view Agren's actions in the matter had damaged both the company and its shareholders, and that it would consequently seek full compensation.
Significant increase in revenue within Sign On Form archive.
Praesidium/Single Sign-On enables users to sign on to a local system once and gain access to authorized information resources including databases, applications and networks on PCs, UNIX system servers and mainframes without needing to remember multiple passwords.
The Swedish electronic forms and related software developer Sign On AB has received a contract for its Internet-based form database FormPipe from the city of Stockholm in Sweden.
The Swedish secure Internet technology developer Sign On AB has teamed up with the global consulting group Accenture to customise, market and deliver Sign On's FormPipe security solution in the Nordic markets.