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Definition of entitle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they entitle
    he / she / it entitles
    past simple entitled
    -ing form entitling
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  1. 1[often passive] to give someone 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.”
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