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.]


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.


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.


To attribute; to ascribe.


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

Syn. -- To name; designate; style; characterize; empower; qualify; enable; fit.


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