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Webster 1913 Edition


Entitle

En-ti′tle

,
Verb.
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.
Shakespeare
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.]
Syn. – To name; designate; style; characterize; empower; qualify; enable; fit.

Webster 1828 Edition


Entitle

ENTI'TLE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. titulus, a title.]
1.
To give a title to; to give or prefix a name or appellation; as, to entitle a book, Commentaries on the laws of England.
2.
To superscribe or prefix as a title. Hence as titles are evidences of claim or property, to give a claim to; to give a right to demand or receive. The labor of the servant entitles him to his wages. Milton is entitled to fame. Our best services do not entitle us to heaven.
3.
To assign or appropriate by giving a title.
4.
To qualify; to give a claim by the possession of suitable qualifications; as, an officer's talents entitle him to command.
5.
To dignify by a title or honorable appelation. In this sense, title is often used.
6.
To ascribe.

Definition 2022


entitle

entitle

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entitle (third-person singular simple present entitles, present participle entitling, simple past and past participle entitled)

  1. give a title to
  2. dignify by an honorary designation.
  3. give power, authority (to do something)
  4. give rightful ownership
  5. give a title to a book, film, play, etc.

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