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Difference between Enter for and Enter upon

enter for somethingjoin for participation in a contest or competition:

  • They entered for the national championship but were not good enough.

enter upon something

1. make a start on an activity:

  • As soon as we entered upon the task we realized it was going to be difficult.

2. take up a position; assume duties:

  • He enters upon his new appointment at the beginning of June.

3. take possession of smth.:

  • She expects to enter upon her inheritance sometime next year.