verb \in-ˈtī-təl, en-\

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

: to give a right to (someone)

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

Full Definition of ENTITLE

transitive verb
:  to give a title to :  designate
:  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


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