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Meaning of ENTITLE

Pronunciation:  en'tItl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give a title to
  2. [v]  give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
  3. [v]  give the right to; "The Freedom of Information Act entitles you to request your FBI file"

ENTITLE is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: ennoble, gentle, title
 See Also: advance, authorise, authorize, baronetise, baronetize, call, elevate, empower, kick upstairs, knight, lord, name, proclaim, promote, raise, upgrade



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*ti"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entitled}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Entitling}.] [OF. entituler, F. intituler, LL.
intitulare, fr. L. in + titulus title. See {Title}, and cf.
1. To give a title to; to affix to as a name or appellation;
   hence, also, to dignify by an honorary designation; to
   denominate; to call; as, to entitle a book
   ``Commentaries;'' to entitle a man ``Honorable.''

         That which . . . we entitle patience. --Shak.

2. To give a claim to; to qualify for, with a direct object
   of the person, and a remote object of the thing; to
   furnish with grounds for seeking or claiming with success;
   as, an officer's talents entitle him to command.

3. To attribute; to ascribe. [Obs.]

         The ancient proverb . . . entitles this work . . .
         peculiarly to God himself.            --Milton.

Syn: To name; designate; style; characterize; empower;
     qualify; enable; fit.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: allow, authorize, baptize, call, certificate, certify, charter, christen, define, denominate, designate, dub, empower, enable, enfranchise, fit, franchise, give official sanction, give power, identify, label, legalize, legitimize, let, license, name, nickname, nominate, patent, permit, privilege, qualify, ratify, sanction, specify, style, tag, term, title, validate, warrant