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.
to call by a particular title or name: What was the book entitled?
to designate (a person) by an honorary title.
- Sometimes in·ti·tle .
- 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.
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How to use entitle in a sentence
Under the settlement, families are entitled to up to 25 sessions, though providers can lay out different plans for families depending on their need.Border Report: The Lingering Trauma of Family Separation | Maya Srikrishnan | August 31, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
San Diegans who meet certain requirements and can show with a doctor’s written prescription that they suffer from a disability are entitled to reduced bus and trolley rides.Morning Report: MTS Rejects Many Who Applied for Disabled Fare Reductions | Voice of San Diego | August 31, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Current and prospective Trademark owners are entitled to take legal action against so-called “domain squatters” in federal court, or by filing for arbitration with an international body that oversees web names.Biden campaign trolls Trump by snatching ‘Keep America Great’ website | Jeff | August 28, 2020 | Fortune
The state last year passed a series of laws entitling every single-family lot in the state to build two secondary homes on the property, essentially allowing three homes on each single-family lot.Single-Family Zoning’s Century of Supremacy in San Diego | Andrew Keatts | August 26, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Of these 842 loans, 792 were for less than $150,000, which should have entitled the recipient to more confidentiality under SBA’s release policies.Out of hundreds of names exposed in the PPP data, 98% used Bank of America | David Yanofsky | July 13, 2020 | Quartz
He even went so far as to entitle one blog post (since sadly deleted) “How To Succeed at Failure.”Can Richard Branson Bounce Back From His Space Disaster? | Tom Sykes | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the Vanity Fair piece, Lawrence defended her celebrity status and said that that did not entitle people to her body.‘The Fappening’ Perpetuators Have a J.Law Come-to-Jesus Moment and ‘Cower With Shame’ | Marlow Stern | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Teenagers can pay taxes; that alone should entitle them to a voice in the political process.Paying Taxes and Going to Jail Like Adults; Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too | Jillian Keenan | October 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Different contracts may entitle Chesapeake to charge varying amounts.How the Kings of Fracking Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches | ProPublica | March 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hint: It does not entitle him to the right to do damage to the Republican brand.
These are the violins which by common consent most entitle this artiste to rank with the great masters.Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
As a rule, the consideration of a contract must totally fail to entitle a person to recover back the money he has paid.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
A disciple asked him what qualities a man must possess to entitle him to be called a scholar.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
Our tickets, which we bought of the concierge at the Hotel B., entitle us to a drive or a railway journey.Italian Days and Ways | Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
The wise and high-minded counsels he bestowed on me entitle him to an honoured place in my memory and my grateful affection.
British Dictionary definitions for entitle
to give (a person) the right to do or have something; qualify; allow
to give a name or title to
to confer a title of rank or honour upon
- entitlement, noun
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