[syn: ennoble, gentle, entitle]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
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."
That which . . . we entitle patience. --Shak.
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.
3. To attribute; to ascribe. [Obs.]
The ancient proverb . . . entitles this work . . .
peculiarly to God himself. --Milton.
Syn: To name; designate; style; characterize; empower;
qualify; enable; fit.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: give the right to; "The Freedom of Information Act entitles
you to request your FBI file"
2: give a title to [syn: entitle, title]
3: give a title to someone; make someone a member of the
nobility [syn: ennoble, gentle, entitle]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
41 Moby Thesaurus words for "entitle":
allow, authorize, baptize, call, certificate, certify, charter,
christen, define, denominate, designate, dub, empower, enable,
enfranchise, fit, franchise, give official sanction, give power,
identify, label, legalize, legitimize, let, license, name,
nickname, nominate, patent, permit, privilege, qualify, ratify,
sanction, specify, style, tag, term, title, validate, warrant