Definition of


  1. (verb, social) give the right to
  2. (verb, communication) give a title to
  3. (verb, social) give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

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Synonyms of Entitle

ennoble, gentle, title

Alternate forms of Entitle

Derivations: entitlement

Hyponyms: baronetise, baronetize, dub, knight, lord, proclaim

Hypernyms: advance, authorise, authorize, call, elevate, empower, kick upstairs, name, promote, raise, upgrade

Origin of the word Entitle

  1. late 14c., "to give a title to a chapter, book, etc.," from Anglo-Fr. entitler, from O.Fr. entiteler, from L.L. intitulare, from in "in" + titulus "title" (see title). Meaning "to bestow (on a person) a rank or office" is mid-15c. Sense of "to give (someone) 'title' to an estate or property," hence to give that person a claim to possession or … more

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Words that sound like Entitle

eminently, emmental, emmenthal, end-all, endothelial, entail, entelea

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