entitle

verb
en·​ti·​tle | \ in-ˈtī-tᵊl How to pronounce entitle (audio) , en- \
entitled; entitling\ in-​ˈtīt-​liŋ How to pronounce entitling (audio) , -​ˈtī-​tᵊl-​iŋ , en-​ \

Definition of entitle

transitive verb

1 : to give a title to : designate
2 : to furnish with proper grounds for seeking or claiming something this ticket entitles the bearer to free admission

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Examples of entitle in a Sentence

He entitled his book “My Life on Mars.” the card entitles my grandmother to the discount for senior citizens
Recent Examples on the Web Transcripts from the second of the two law schools Davis attended, which also would entitle him to try again, have also gone missing. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "‘Probably my last chance’: 87-year-old seeks one last try at bar exam," 4 Oct. 2020 WeChat users may experience because of the prohibitions doesn’t entitle them to an order halting the implementation of the restrictions. Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg.com, "Trump’s WeChat Curbs Halted by Judge on Free Speech Concerns," 20 Sep. 2020 WeChat users may experience because of the prohibitions doesn’t entitle them to an order halting the implementation of the restrictions. Edvard Pettersson, Fortune, "WeChat gets a temporary reprieve from Trump’s ban," 20 Sep. 2020 The biggest question is with the Air Force Academy, which, although funded with public dollars, apparently does not entitle taxpayers to transparency. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pieces falling into place for Aztecs, Mountain West to return to fall football," 18 Sep. 2020 Termination without cause would entitle Stollings to 75% of her remaining basic annual compensation, a total surpassing $2 million. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Texas Tech fires assistant women's basketball coach Nikita Lowry Dawkins," 8 Aug. 2020 Termination without cause would entitle Stollings to 75% of her remaining basic annual compensation, a total surpassing $2 million. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Texas Tech fires assistant women's basketball coach Nikita Lowry Dawkins," 8 Aug. 2020 Termination without cause would entitle Stollings to 75% of her remaining basic annual compensation, a total surpassing $2 million. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Texas Tech fires assistant women's basketball coach Nikita Lowry Dawkins," 8 Aug. 2020 The first 100 participants will take part in a sub-study that will entitle them to additional compensation. Austen Erblat, sun-sentinel.com, "COVID-19 vaccine trial kicks off in Palm Beach County. Volunteers will get up to $1,000.," 17 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of entitle

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for entitle

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

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The first known use of entitle was in the 14th century

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15 Oct 2020

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“Entitle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entitle. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for entitle

entitle

verb
How to pronounce entitle (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of entitle

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

entitle

verb
en·​ti·​tle | \ in-ˈtī-tᵊl How to pronounce entitle (audio) \
entitled; entitling

Kids Definition of entitle

1 : to give a title to
2 : to give a right or claim to Buying a ticket entitles you to a seat.
en·​ti·​tle
entitled; entitling

Legal Definition of entitle

: to give an enforceable right to claim something

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