entitle

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

Synonyms

authorize, privilege, qualify

Antonyms

disqualify

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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

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The Supreme Court has previously ruled that all children – regardless of immigration status – are entitled to a public education. Caleb Parke, Fox News, "Texas won’t use taxpayer funds to educate illegal immigrants held at the border," 2 Oct. 2018 According to Sophie Sedgho, president of the association and a retired professor of natural sciences, each woman is entitled to seven boards with a cultivable surface of about 65 square feet. Hannifah Sawadogo, The Christian Science Monitor, "In rural West Africa, gardening offers women a way out of poverty," 14 June 2018 Not only is the public entitled to this information, but this footage overwhelmingly shows just how brave, skilled and dedicated our cops are every single day in service of the people of New York City. Michael R. Sisak, The Seattle Times, "NY court: Public allowed to see police body camera footage," 19 Feb. 2019 The publishers say that entitles their companies to a cut. Keach Hagey, WSJ, "European Union Agrees to New Copyright Law," 13 Feb. 2019 Glassnote, however, claims that its license to those recordings entitles the label to its 50 percent share of the SoundExchange payments. Dan Rys, Billboard, "Glassnote Files Complaint to Resolve Contract Dispute With Donald Glover Over $700K in Royalties," 10 July 2018 While property owners are entitled to appeal their assessments and have their cases heard by the Ada County Commission, McQuade said disputes can often be resolved through an informal discussion. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Ada County's property-tax assessments are up sharply. Here's how much, and where," 31 May 2018 Power suppliers are generally entitled to damages if a buyer dissolves their deals, but any such claim against PG&E would be paid at a fraction of its value as an unsecured claim against the bankruptcy estate. Andrew Scurria, WSJ, "PG&E Bankruptcy Hits Green Energy Suppliers," 29 Jan. 2019 Her inverse, the JAP, was entitled and withholding, designed to take blame for the stigmas of the new. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype.," 5 Dec. 2018

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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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entitle

verb

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.

entitle

transitive verb
en·​ti·​tle
entitled; entitling

Legal Definition of entitle

: to give an enforceable right to claim something

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