register, sign up, enrol in, apply for


Hi everyone,

Do these words sign up, register, enrol in, apply for mean the same thing when you want to join a class officially?

Thank you in advance.
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    No, they don't. "sign up, register, enrol in" are broadly similar in meaning, but the precise detail varies according what joining officially actually involves. But "apply for" means that you say that you'd like a place on the course: you have to wait to be accepted before you can join it.
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