Definition of entitle in English:

entitle

Line breaks: en|title
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtʌɪt(ə)l
 
, ɛn-/

verb

[with object]
  • 1 (often be entitled to) Give (someone) a legal right or a just claim to receive or do something: employees are normally entitled to redundancy pay [with object and infinitive]: the landlord is entitled to require references
    More example sentences
    • If she is entitled to receive it for professional services rendered, then she must be paid.
    • In particular, would she be entitled to claim any compensation if I asked her to move out either now or in the future?
    • He is entitled to claim that money back from the Commons as long as the office is not used for party politics.
    Synonyms
    qualify, make eligible, authorize, sanction, allow, permit, grant, grant/give the right, give permission; enable, empower, accredit; enfranchise, capacitate

Origin

late Middle English (formerly also as intitle): via Old French from late Latin intitulare, from in- 'in' + Latin titulus 'title'.

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