Definition of knight verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

knight

 verb
verb
NAmE//naɪt//
 
[usually passive]knight somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they knight
 
he / she / it knights
 
past simple knighted
 
-ing form knighting
 
 
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to give someone the rank and title of a knight He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to industry.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: knight