enter into - definition and synonyms

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

  3. 4
    enter into the spirit (of something) to behave in the enthusiastic way that people expect in a particular situation, for example in a game or at a party
See also main entry: enter