entitle

verb en·ti·tle \ in-ˈtī-tᵊl , en- \

Definition of entitle

entitled; entitling play \in-ˈtīt-liŋ, -ᵊl-iŋ, en-\
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

Examples of entitle in a Sentence

  1. He entitled his book “My Life on Mars.”

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

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Origin and Etymology of entitle

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


ENTITLE Defined for English Language Learners

entitle

verb

Definition of entitle for English Language Learners

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

  • : to give a right to (someone)


ENTITLE Defined for Kids

entitle

verb en·ti·tle \ in-ˈtī-tᵊl \

Definition of entitle for Students

entitled; entitling
1 :to give a title to
2 :to give a right or claim to
  • Buying a ticket entitles you to a seat.

Law Dictionary

entitle

transitive verb en·ti·tle

legal Definition of entitle

entitled; entitling
:to give an enforceable right to claim something


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