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


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Synonyms

ennoble, gentle, title

Misc. Definitions

\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. {Intitule}.]
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.

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