entitle

verb
en·​ti·​tle | \ in-ˈtī-tᵊl How to pronounce entitle (audio) , en- \
entitled; entitling\ in-​ˈtīt-​liŋ How to pronounce entitle (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 At the very least, the commission should have identified the correct profit-split allocation key or explained why any of LuxOpCo’s contributions would necessarily entitle it to a greater return under a contribution analysis, the judgment says. Ryan Finley, Forbes, 13 June 2022 Paying money doesn’t entitle anyone to be abusive to an athlete. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 18 Apr. 2022 Senate Bill 1341, which cleared its first legislative hurdle last week, would entitle high school seniors who fit the definition of homelessness to at least four monthly cash payments between April 2023 and August 2023. Deborah Netburnstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2022 The first one is rights—are there certain basic rights that either impose constraints on what we are permitted to do to others, or are their basic rights that entitle people to certain claims on us? Walter Frick, Quartz, 17 Mar. 2022 Measures across the country now entitle the obese to preferential seats on subways, priority at places such as banks, and in some cases, protection from discrimination. Jack Nicas, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Feb. 2022 He may also be rudely awakened to learn that in most divorce settlements, her contribution would entitle her to half of all the marital assets. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, 25 Dec. 2021 He may also be rudely awakened to learn that in most divorce settlements, her contribution would entitle her to half of all the marital assets. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 25 Dec. 2021 He may also be rudely awakened to learn that in most divorce settlements, her contribution would entitle her to half of all the marital assets. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 25 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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18 Jun 2022

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“Entitle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entitle. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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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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