Definition of enter into in English:

enter into

phrasal verb

  • 1Become involved in (an activity or situation)

    ‘they have entered into a relationship’
    • ‘Remember we entered into this activity with the support of 30 other nations.’
    • ‘The high cost of fuel should not be an excuse to take advantage of the situation and enter into a speculative price frenzy.’
    • ‘Whenever a researcher enters into a secretive situation such as commercial-in-confidence research or military research, they effectively disappear from view.’
    • ‘Copeland evidently regarded such aspirations with deep hostility and responded by entering into fascist political activity for the first time.’
    • ‘The authors of Envisioning Cnhokia attempt to remedy this situation by entering into a dialogue with those who have gone before them.’
    • ‘To support their pleasures, some middle-class men entered into criminal activity.’
    • ‘Compromise allows us to enter into a win-win situation.’
    • ‘In my opinion, it was a mistake to enter into a living situation with an irresponsible person - even if he is your brother.’
    • ‘How does the Government's obligation to enter into discussions in that situation compare with the treaty claims process?’
    • ‘For this reason, one should not enter into a dangerous situation without a valid reason.’
    participate in, engage in, enter into, join in, get involved in, go in for, throw oneself into, share in, play a part in, play a role in, be a participant in, partake in, contribute to, be associated with, associate oneself with, have a hand in, have something to do with, be party to, be a party to
    1. 1.1Undertake to bind oneself by (an agreement or other commitment)
      ‘the council entered into an agreement with a private firm’
      • ‘One aspect of the post-Cancun phase is that agreements entered into there are binding in law at every level of government.’
      • ‘Cohabiting couples have not publicly entered into legally binding agreements.’
      • ‘People need to be reminded that not too long ago, married women did not have the right to own land, or the right to enter into binding legal agreements.’
      • ‘First, behind closed doors, the council enters into partnership agreements and draws up plans.’
      • ‘I find it quite remarkable that the council has entered into such an agreement.’
      • ‘They make secure their homes, families, jobs and friends and they do not undertake risk or enter into long-term commitments.’
      • ‘On 14 September 1972 a formal agreement was entered into between the council and the NCB, and the work went ahead.’
      • ‘As a trade union official and a citizen I know the importance of honouring agreements freely entered into.’
      • ‘When we met the developers they avoided any hard questions asked, yet weeks later this council voted to enter into this agreement with them.’
      • ‘The true nature of the contract was that which an architect enters into in any situation where he is designing a home.’
    2. 1.2Form part of or be a factor in.
      ‘medical ethics also enter into the question’
      • ‘Well, it appears that there are a number of factors that are entering into this.’
      • ‘There are all kinds of subjective factors that enter into it.’
      • ‘Certain extraneous factors deserve to enter into selection of a name.’
      • ‘The factor of material corruption enters into it in some cases.’
      • ‘The protection of the Claimants' reputations in Sudan is not a factor which enters into this equation.’
      • ‘It is not entirely clear what factors entered into the decision to close the station in Peru.’
      • ‘So all these factors can enter into the capacity to resist.’
      • ‘His last speech here is not only effectively funny, but reproduces, in a stylized sort of way, a realistic bathos that enters into even the highest-stakes situations.’
      • ‘Meditation enters into almost all these activities.’
      • ‘It's also important to note that, for the first time in our Easter season, human activity enters into the picture.’