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en·ti·tle

entitle

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn taI tl
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: entitles, entitling, entitled
definition 1: to give a right or legal claim to.
She is entitled to half of the property, according to the terms of the will.We are entitled to freedom of speech under the Constitution.You are no longer entitled to a refund when it's thirty days after the purchase.Your membership in the club does not entitle you to use the golf course for free.
similar words:
allow, authorize, enable, license, permit, privilege, qualify
definition 2: to give a title to; name.
She entitled the book after a line from Shakespeare.
synonyms:
name, title
similar words:
call, christen, dub, term
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derivation: entitlement (n.)
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