Definition of register verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈredʒɪstə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈredʒɪstər//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they register
    BrE BrE//ˈredʒɪstə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈredʒɪstər//
    he / she / it registers
    BrE BrE//ˈredʒɪstəz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈredʒɪstərz//
    past simple registered
    BrE BrE//ˈredʒɪstəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈredʒɪstərd//
    past participle registered
    BrE BrE//ˈredʒɪstəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈredʒɪstərd//
    -ing form registering
    BrE BrE//ˈredʒɪstərɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈredʒɪstərɪŋ//
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    put name on list
  1. 1  [transitive, intransitive] to record your/somebody’s/something’s name on an official list register something to register a birth/marriage/death to register a company/trademark register something in something The ship was registered in Panama. register somebody + adj. | register (somebody) as something She is officially registered (as) disabled. register (with somebody/something) to register with a doctor register (at/for something) to register at a hotel Wordfinderconference, delegate, exhibition, name tag, plenary, register, speaker, talk, venue, workshop
  2. give opinion publicly
  3. 2[transitive] register something (formal) to make your opinion known officially or publicly China has registered a protest over foreign intervention.
  4. on measuring instrument
  5. 3  [intransitive] (+ noun) if a measuring instrument registers an amount or something registers an amount on a measuring instrument, the instrument shows or records that amount The thermometer registered 32°C. The earthquake registered 3 on the Richter scale. The stock exchange has registered huge losses this week.
  6. show feeling
  7. 4[transitive, no passive, intransitive] register (something) (formal) to show or express a feeling Her face registered disapproval. Shock registered on everyone's face.
  8. notice something
  9. 5[transitive, no passive, intransitive] (often used in negative sentences) register (something) to notice something and remember it; to be noticed He barely registered our presence. I told her my name, but it obviously didn't register.
  10. letter/package
  11. 6[transitive, usually passive] register something to send something by mail, paying extra money to protect it against loss or damage Can I register this, please? a registered letter
  12. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French regestre or medieval Latin regestrum, registrum, alteration of regestum, singular of late Latin regesta ‘things recorded’, from regerere ‘enter, record’.Extra examples About 68 per cent of illegitimate births were jointly registered by both parents. As I reached my eighteenth birthday I duly registered for military service. He registered at his local university. He vaguely registered that the women had gone. His eyes failed to register Meredith’s surprise. On completion of the preregistration year, graduates become fully registered by the General Medical Council. Players must register online before playing the game. She had barely registered his presence. Slowly, my mind began to register where I was: in the hospital. Students living away from home are required to register with a local doctor. The pain that stung her hand did not seem to register. The words registered slowly in her mind. There is still time to register for English classes. They had not properly registered as required by state law. You must register the death within three days. the number of people officially registering as unemployed the preferences of newly registered voters All students must be registered with a local doctor. Many older people have registered for a postal vote. Not all firms are registered for VAT. Only 2% of the workforce was registered as unemployed. The company’s logo has not yet been registered as a trademark. Visitors to the country had to register with the police. You need to go to the Registrar’s Office to register the death.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: register