[ en-tahyt-l ]
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verb (used with object),en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling.
  1. to give (a person or thing) a title, right, or claim to something; furnish with grounds for laying claim: His executive position entitled him to certain courtesies rarely accorded others.

  2. to call by a particular title or name: What was the book entitled?

  1. to designate (a person) by an honorary title.

Origin of entitle

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English entitlen, from Anglo-French entitler, variant of Middle French entituler, from Late Latin intitulāre; see en-1, title
  • Sometimes in·ti·tle .

Other words for entitle

Other words from entitle

  • pre·en·ti·tle, verb (used with object), pre·en·ti·tled, pre·en·ti·tling.
  • sub·en·ti·tle, verb (used with object), sub·en·ti·tled, sub·en·ti·tling.

Words Nearby entitle

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How to use entitle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for entitle


/ (ɪnˈtaɪtəl) /

  1. to give (a person) the right to do or have something; qualify; allow

  2. to give a name or title to

  1. to confer a title of rank or honour upon

Origin of entitle

C14: from Old French entituler, from Late Latin intitulāre, from Latin titulus title

Derived forms of entitle

  • entitlement, noun

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