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entitle

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verb en·ti·tle \in-ˈtī-təl, en-\

Simple Definition of entitle

  • : to give a title to (something, such as a book)

  • : to give a right to (someone)

Full Definition of entitle

en·ti·tleden·ti·tling play \-ˈtīt-liŋ, -əl-iŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give a title to :  designate

  3. 2 :  to furnish with proper grounds for seeking or claiming something <this ticket entitles the bearer to free admission>

Examples of entitle

  1. He entitled his book My Life on Mars.

  2. <the card entitles my grandmother to the discount for senior citizens>



Origin of entitle

Middle English, from Anglo-French entitler, from Late Latin intitulare, from Latin in- + titulus title


First Known Use: 14th century


ENTITLE Defined for Kids

entitle

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verb en·ti·tle \in-ˈtī-təl\

Definition of entitle

en·ti·tleden·ti·tling

  1. 1 :  to give a title to

  2. 2 :  to give a right or claim to <Buying a ticket entitles you to a seat.>





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