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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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 According to King George V’s 1917 decree, only the oldest son of the Prince of Wales’s oldest son (so Prince George) was entitled to be styled His Royal Highness and a Prince. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "What Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Baby's Title Be?," 15 Oct. 2018 In case the news didn't reach you, an exhibition entitled A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will open to the public from October 6, 2018 to January 6, 2019. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Interesting Reason Why Prince Harry's Real Wedding Uniform Won't Go on Display," 30 Aug. 2018 If flights to, from, or within the EU are delayed more than three hours, passengers are entitled to compensation from the airline if the issue is within the airline's control. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Airlines Are Padding Flight Times to Avoid Being 'Late'," 28 Aug. 2018 By law, government agencies are entitled to six months’ notice before a state lawsuit is filed. Rafael Olmeda, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Should public get to see school district report on Nikolas Cruz? Broward judge to decide," 11 July 2018 One of the reasons the Confederate South thought it was entitled to its own country where slavery was legal was Romans 13. Michael Harriot, The Root, "A Brief History of People Using Romans 13 to Justify White Supremacy," 15 June 2018 The first book, entitled The Passage, was released in 2010. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Here’s How to Watch ‘The Passage,’ the New Fox Show Everyone’s Talking About," 21 Jan. 2019

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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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