Meaning of REGISTER in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ redʒɪstə(r) ]

( registers, registering, registered)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A register is an official list or record of people or things.

...registers of births, deaths and marriages...

He signed the register at the hotel...



If you register to do something, you put your name on an official list, in order to be able to do that thing or to receive a service.

Have you come to register at the school?...

Thousands lined up to register to vote...

Many students register for these courses to widen skills for use in their current job ...

About 26 million people are not registered with a dentist.

VERB : V , V to-inf , V for n , V-ed


If you register something, such as the name of a person who has just died or information about something you own, you have these facts recorded on an official list.

In order to register a car in Japan, the owner must have somewhere to park it...

...a registered charity.

VERB : V n , V-ed


When something registers on a scale or measuring instrument, it shows on the scale or instrument. You can also say that something registers a certain amount or level on a scale or measuring instrument.

It will only register on sophisticated X-ray equipment...

The earthquake registered 5.3 points on the Richter scale...

VERB : V on n , V n


If you register your feelings or opinions about something, you do something that makes them clear to other people.

Voters wish to register their dissatisfaction with the ruling party...

VERB : V n


If a feeling registers on someone’s face, their expression shows clearly that they have that feeling.

Surprise again registered on Rodney’s face.

= show

VERB : V on n


If a piece of information does not register or if you do not register it, you do not really pay attention to it, and so you do not remember it or react to it.

What I said sometimes didn’t register in her brain...

The sound was so familiar that she didn’t register it.

VERB : V , V n


In linguistics, the register of a piece of speech or writing is its level and style of language, which is usually appropriate to the situation or circumstances in which it is used. ( TECHNICAL )



see also cash register , electoral register

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