registers, registering, registered
1) N-COUNT 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...

She calls the register for her class of thirty 12 year olds.

2) VERB 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?...

[V to-inf] Thousands lined up to register to vote...

[V for n] Many students register for these courses to widen skills for use in their current job ...

[V-ed] About 26 million people are not registered with a dentist.

[V-ed] ...registered voters.

3) VERB 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.

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

[V n] We registered his birth...

[V n] The house is registered in her name, not her husband's.

[V-ed] ...a registered charity.

4) V-ERG When something registers on a scale or measuring instrument, it shows on the scale or instrument.

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

[V n] The earthquake registered 5.3 points on the Richter scale...

[V n] The scales registered a gain of 1.3 kilograms.

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

[V n] Voters wish to register their dissatisfaction with the ruling party...

[V n] Workers stopped work to register their protest.

6) VERB If a feeling registers on someone's face, their expression shows clearly that they have that feeling.

Surprise again registered on Rodney's face.

7) V-ERG 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.

It wasn't that she couldn't hear me, it was just that what I said sometimes didn't register in her brain...

[V n] The sound was so familiar that she didn't register it. [Also V that]

8) N-COUNT If you sing or play something in a high or low register, you sing, or play it using high or low notes. If you say something in a high or low register, you say it in a high or low voice.
9) N-VAR 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]
10) See also , electoral register

English dictionary. 2008.


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