en·ti·tle /ɪnˈtaɪtḷ, ɛn-/
En·ti·tle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entitled p. pr. & vb. n. Entitling ]
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.
v 1: give the right to; "The Freedom of Information Act entitles
you to request your FBI file"
2: give a title to [syn: title]
3: give a title to someone; make someone a member of the
nobility [syn: ennoble, gentle]