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  • v. To add a name to the list of people who are participating in something.
  • v. To add one's own name to the list of people who are participating in something.
  • v. To agree to purchase some good or service.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. engage by written agreement
  • v. join a club, an activity, etc. with the intention to join or participate,


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  • The first to sign up was Daniel Parker, the army contractor so warmly recommended by George Washington.

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