Entitle En*ti"tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Entitled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Entitling}.] [OF. entituler, F. intituler, LL. intitulare, fr. L. in + titulus title. See {Title}, and cf. {Intitule}.] 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.'' [1913 Webster]

That which . . . we entitle patience. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. To attribute; to ascribe. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The ancient proverb . . . entitles this work . . . peculiarly to God himself. --Milton.

Syn: To name; designate; style; characterize; empower; qualify; enable; fit. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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