entitle

[en-tahyt-l]
verb (used with object), entitled, entitling.
1.
to give (a person or thing) a title, right, or claim to something; furnish with grounds for laying claim: His executive position entitled him to certain courtesies rarely accorded others.
2.
to call by a particular title or name: What was the book entitled?
3.
to designate (a person) by an honorary title.
Also, intitle.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English entitlen < Anglo-French entitler, variant of Middle French entituler < Late Latin intitulāre. See en-1, title

preentitle, verb (used with object), preentitled, preentitling.
subentitle, verb (used with object), subentitled, subentitling.
unentitled, adjective
well-entitled, adjective


authorize, qualify.
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entitle (ɪnˈtaɪtəl)
 
vb
1.  to give (a person) the right to do or have something; qualify; allow
2.  to give a name or title to
3.  to confer a title of rank or honour upon
 
[C14: from Old French entituler, from Late Latin intitulāre, from Latin titulustitle]
 
en'titlement
 
n

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entitle
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 privilege, is mid-15c.; this now is used mostly in reference to circumstances and actions.
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Example sentences
He's entitled to the same dignity and respect as all the rest of us.
Analysts are entitled to their opinions on stocks, just like anyone else.
While you are entitled to your opinion, try to keep it relevant to the topic at
  hand.
Players are entitled to some compensation because of the revenue they bring in
  and the risk of injury they face.
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