Definition of entitle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtʌɪt(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈtʌɪt(ə)l/


[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.
qualify, make eligible, authorize, sanction, allow, permit, grant, grant/give the right, give permission;
enable, empower, accredit;
enfranchise, capacitate
2Give (something) a particular title: a satire entitled ‘The Rise of the Meritocracy’
More example sentences
  • De Botton presents us Xavier de Maistre, a Frenchman who, in 1790, undertook a journey around his bedroom, later entitling an account of what he had seen ‘Journey Around My Bedroom’.
2.1 [with object and complement] archaic Give (someone) a specified title expressing their rank, office, or character: they entitled him Sultan
title, name, call, give the title of, label, term, designate, dub;
baptize, christen
rare denominate


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

Words that rhyme with entitle

mistitle, recital, requital, title, vital

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Line breaks: en|title

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