entitle

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verb en·ti·tle \in-ˈtī-təl, en-\

Definition of entitle

entitled

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entitling

play \in-ˈtīt-liŋ, -əl-iŋ, en-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give a title to :  designate

  3. 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

Origin and Etymology of entitle

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


First Known Use: 14th century


ENTITLE Defined for English Language Learners

entitle

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verb en·ti·tle \in-ˈtī-təl, en-\

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

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verb en·ti·tle \in-ˈtī-təl\

Definition of entitle for Students

entitled

;

entitling

  1. 1 :  to give a title to

  2. 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

  1. :  to give an enforceable right to claim something



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