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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyenter into
he/she/itenters into
present participleentering into
past tenseentered into
past participleentered into

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  1. 1
    enter into something to start to take part in an official discussion or other formal activity

    The government had entered into a genuine dialogue with the terrorists.

  2. 2
    to agree to be part of an official agreement or contract

    In 1986, the organization entered into an agreement with a private firm to operate the security system.

  3. 3
    enter into something to be an important aspect of a situation

    When companies are trying to save money, loyalty to workers doesn't enter into it.

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