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enter vb. (the ordinary physical senses occur)
1. intr. and pass. to bind oneself by a bond, &c. Err. IV. iv. 127 “I am here e-ed in bond for you,” R2 V. ii. 65 “some bond he's e-ed into” : to engage “in” Ado II. iii. 214 [203] “ into a quarrel,” Oth. III. iii. 412 “enter'd in this cause.”
2. to engage in (conversation) 1H6 III. i. 63.
3. to introduce Ant. IV. xii. [xiv.] 113
4. to instruct, initiate All'sW. II. i. 6 “After well e-'d soldiers,” Cor. I. ii. 2 “e-'d in our counsels” ; cf. MAN-ENTERED.
5. to bring (an action) before the court in due form 2H4 II. i. 1 “have you e-d the action?” (Dyce “exion”).
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