entitle

Use the verb entitle to mean "give a right to." At some schools, being a senior might entitle students to go out for lunch on Fridays.

The most common use of entitle is the one you might see on a coupon, like one for a free ride at the state fair that entitles the holder to one free ride on the Octopus of Terror. When you entitle someone, you give them a claim to something, like when you entitle someone the best goalie in Canada, or make someone a member of the noble class, like when the Queen entitles, or gives a title to, a worthy person.

Primary Meanings of entitle

1.
v
give the right to
2.
v
give a title to
3.
v
give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
Full Definitions of entitle
1

v give the right to

“The Freedom of Information Act entitles you to request your FBI file”
Type of:
authorise, authorize, empower
give or delegate power or authority to
2

v give a title to

Synonyms:
title
Types:
proclaim
declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles
Type of:
call, name
assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
3

v give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

Synonyms:
ennoble, gentle
Types:
baronetise, baronetize
confer baronetcy upon
lord
make a lord of someone
dub, knight
raise (someone) to knighthood
Type of:
advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade
give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

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