entitle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v entitle give a title to
    • v entitle give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    • v entitle give the right to "The Freedom of Information Act entitles you to request your FBI file"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1943, the July issue of "Transportation Magazine" had an article entitled "1943 Guide to Hiring Women."
    • Entitle To attribute; to ascribe. "The ancient proverb . . . entitles this work . . . peculiarly to God himself."
    • Entitle 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.
    • Entitle 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • entitle To give a name or title to; affix a name or appellation to; designate; denominate; name; call; dignify by a title or honorary appellation; style: as, the book is entitled “Commentaries on the Laws of England”; an ambassador is entitled “Your Excellency.”
    • entitle To give a title, right, or claim to; give a right to demand or receive; furnish with grounds for laying claim: as, his services entitle him to our respect.
    • entitle To appropriate as by title; attribute or attach as by right.
    • entitle To attribute; ascribe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Entitle en-tī′tl to give a title to: to style: to give a claim to.
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Quotations

  • Jack Dempsey
    Jack Dempsey
    “Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance.”
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan%20Sontag
    “Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.”
  • Douglas Macarthur
    Douglas%20Macarthur
    “No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.”
  • Lord Essex
    Lord Essex
    “Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.”
  • Adela Rogers St. Johns
    Adela Rogers St. Johns
    “I think every woman's entitled to a middle husband she can forget.”
  • Andrew Carnegie
    Andrew%20Carnegie
    “The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he justly entitled.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. entituler, F. intituler, LL. intitulare, fr. L. in + titulus, title. See Title, and cf. Intitule
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. entiteler—Low L. intitulārein, in, titulus, title.

Usage

In literature:

Pile thought that every working man was entitled to the three half-crowns, and said as much very clearly.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Every state is entitled to at least one representative.
"Citizenship" by Emma Guy Cromwell
The article is entitled Our School.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Charge me with all expenses and pay as much of the surplus as you think I'm entitled to into my bank when you have sold the crop.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
A ship unjustly detained, as a prize, is entitled to demurrage.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
First, hold what you are entitled to.
"Problems of Expansion" by Whitelaw Reid
At an interment or funeral service, the members of the family are entitled to the first places.
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
He is legally entitled to demand it, and he avails himself of his right to the utmost.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
A new poem, entitled "My Aunt's Spectacles," was being recited.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
To this position Jupiter is entitled without an approach to rivalry.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
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In poetry:

And I believe upon the whole
(Though you my creed deny, sir),
That Rove’s entitled to a soul
As much as you or I, sir!
"Rover" by Henry Kendall
Greece and Rome, with equal score,
"O the savages!" exclaim,
"Whether they rejoice or mourn,
Well entitled to the name!"
"The Thracian" by William Cowper
In the land of icebergs and icewafers
There's five thousand miles of snow
I walked it twice to make certain
So I think I'm entitled to know.
"Call Of The Yukon" by Billy Bennett
And FRED (entitled to all things there)
He took the fever from MR. VOLLAIRE,
Which killed poor FREDERICK WEST. Meanwhile
VOLLAIRE sailed off to Madeira's isle.
"The Baby's Vengeance" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Q. What was the vow thy sponsors then exprest?
What was the solemn promise that they gave,
By which with equal tenure to the best,
Thou wast entitled all those rights to have?
"The Catechism " by Rees Prichard
My doctor, so queer, when I suffer distress,
Inquires what I've latterly foolishly eaten,
And swears that to swallow this 'horrible mess,'
Would entitle a dog like a dog to be beaten.
"Mrs. Merdle Discourseth Of Hygiene And Fish Sauce" by Horatio Alger Jr

In news:

Since you're probably hiring illegal-immigrant labor , you're entitled to the work that you paid for.
If so, you're entitled to whatever work you ask for at the time you specify.
The belief that President Obama's election heralded immediate change was so strong that shortly after his win, the blog Debate Link featured a Nov 7, 2008, column entitled.
He was outside the KEAN studio and he wanted to drop off the first copies of the new CD entitled "Homegrown".
On July 5, 1987, The Gleaner broke a story showing that local governments had for years overlooked collecting many thousands of dollars they had been entitled to.
Because of your membership in the Employees' Retirement System, your beneficiaries may be entitled to receive an ordinary death benefit if.
Our entitlement-addicted society has spawned a horde raised to believe that the world owes them.
Federal employees entitled to locality pay that depends on where their job is located may not receive the same arrangement if they telecommute regularly, reports Fedsmith.
WASHINGTON — Five days before his inauguration, President-elect Barack Obama told The Washington Post that entitlement reform could no longer be kicked down the road.
The new EP is entitled "Sound Mountain Sessions" and it will showcase some shredding tracks which can be read below.
Every Saturday night we wage a fierce battle during the Slaughterhouse entitled the the Metal Meltdown.
Today I happened upon this poem by the late Gerald Manley Hopkins, entitled The May Magnificat .
Since 1989 there have been four films -- this being the fourth -- entitled Malevolence .
It what Jenna proclaims as her most stupid video to date, she's back and she's cracking us up again with her latest edition entitled My Dogs Hate.
"There is little to no respect for women in male -dominated fields," one woman engineer was quoted as saying in a recent report from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee entitled, " Stemming the Tide.
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In science:

The said paper [Su2] entitled ”Proof Of Two Dimensional Jacobian Conjecture” is false.
Comment on a Paper by Yucai Su On Jacobian Conjecture (Dec 30, 2005
To compute what would be recorded by a typical observer in this model, we are entitled to carry out our calculation within a box carrying an approximately homogeneous background field with value φ ∼ φ60 .
Infrared effects in inflationary correlation functions
The fourth paper of our series of papers entitled ”Differential Geometry of Microlinear Fr¨olicher Spaces is concerned with jet bundles.
Differential Geometry of Microlinear Frolicher Spaces IV-1
As the fourth of our series of papers entitled ”Differential Geometry of Microlinear Fr¨olicher Spaces”, this paper will discuss jet bundles.
Differential Geometry of Microlinear Frolicher Spaces IV-1
His Noether lecture, entitled “Parametrics Versus Nonparametrics: Two Alternative Methodologies,” formed the basis for an invited paper with discussion in the Journal of Nonparametrics (JNPS) in 2009 [121].
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work
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