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Phrasal Verbs

log in

This page is about the phrasal verb log in

Meaning: to do certain things, like typing in a user name and password, in order to access an online application or a computer network

Synonym: log into, log on

For example:

  • log in I couldn't log in because I'd forgotten my password.

  • log in If you want to post a response, you'll have to log in to the web board first.

"Log into" and "log on" have the same meaning as log in and can be used in the same way. The single word "login" also has the same meaning and can be used in the same way.

Quick Quiz:

After she had logged in, Cathy

a. turned on her computer

b. turned off her computer

c. checked her email

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Contributor: Matt Errey