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Definition of entitle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    entitle

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtaɪtl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtaɪtl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they entitle
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtaɪtl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtaɪtl//
     
    he / she / it entitles
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtaɪtlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtaɪtlz//
     
    past simple entitled
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtaɪtld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtaɪtld//
     
    past participle entitled
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtaɪtld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtaɪtld//
     
    -ing form entitling
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtaɪtlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtaɪtlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  [often passive] to give somebody the right to have or to do something entitle somebody to something You will be entitled to your pension when you reach 65. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. entitle somebody to do something This ticket does not entitle you to travel first class.
  2. 2  [usually passive] entitle something + noun to give a title to a book, play, etc. He read a poem entitled ‘Salt’.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (formerly also as intitle): via Old French from late Latin intitulare, from in- ‘in’ + Latin titulus ‘title’.Extra examples Of course, he’s entitled to his opinion but I think he’s wrong. Passengers will be entitled to a full refund of the cost of the ticket. The authorities were entitled to act as they did. The company launched a huge marketing campaign entitled ‘Buy Blue’. The discount vouchers entitle you to money off your electricity bill.
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