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entitlev. t. [OF. entituler, F. intituler, LL. intitulare, fr. L. in + titulus title. See Title, and cf. Intitule.].
  •  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.”  [1913 Webster]
    "That which . . . we entitle patience."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To attribute; to ascribe.  [1913 Webster]
    "The ancient proverb . . . entitles this work . . . peculiarly to God himself."
Syn. -- To name; designate; style; characterize; empower; qualify; enable; fit.


entitle, v.tr.
1 a (usu. foll. by to) give (a person etc.) a just claim. b (foll. by to + infin.) give (a person etc.) a right.
2 a give (a book etc.) the title of. b archaic give (a person) the title of (entitled him sultan).

entitlement n.
ME f. AF entitler, OF entiteler f. LL intitulare (as IN-(2), TITLE)



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




VB name, call, term, denominate designate, style, entitle, clepe, dub, christen, baptize, characterize, specify, define, distinguish by the name of, label, be called, take the name of, bean the name of, go by the name of, be known by the name of, go under the name of, pass under the name of, rejoice in the name of.


VB be due, to, be the due, of, have right to, have title to, have claim to, be entitled to, have a claim upon, belong to, deserve, merit, be worthy of, richly deserve, demand, claim, call upon for, come upon for, appeal to for, revendicate, reclaim, exact, insist on, insist upon, challenge, take one's stand, make a point of, require, lay claim to, assert, assume, arrogate, make good, substantiate, vindicate a claim, vindicate a right, fit for, qualify for, make out a case, give a right, confer a right, entitle, authorize, sanctify, legalize, ordain, prescribe, allot, give every one his due, pay one's dues, have one's due, have one's rights, use a right, assert, enforce, put in force, lay under contribution.

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