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"entitle" in British English

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entitleverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈtaɪ.tl̩/  us   /-t̬l̩/
  • entitle verb [T] (ALLOW)

B2 to give someone the ​right to do or have something: Being ​unemployed entitles you tofreemedicaltreatment. [+ to infinitive] The ​employer is entitled toask for ​references.

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  • entitle verb [T] (GIVE TITLE)

C1 to give a ​title to a ​book, ​film, etc.: Her ​latestnovel, entitled "The Forgotten Sex", is out this ​week.
(Definition of entitle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"entitle" in American English

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entitleverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈtɑɪ·t̬əl/
  • entitle verb [T] (ALLOW)

to give someone the ​right to do or have something: He’s entitled to his ​opinioneven if you don’t ​agree with him. Being over 65 entitles you to a ​discount at the ​movies.
  • entitle verb [T] (GIVE TITLE)

to give a ​title to a ​book, ​movie, etc.: Her ​latestnovel, entitled "The Forgotten Child," is ​arriving in ​bookstores this ​week.
(Definition of entitle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"entitle" in Business English

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entitleverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈtaɪtl/ LAW, HR
to give someone the ​right to do or have something: entitle sb to (do) sth The ​chiefexecutive will face ​protest at the ​AGM over his ​contract, which could entitle him to a £5m ​pay off.be entitled to (do) sth He was not entitled to receive any ​compensation.entitle sb to do sth If I have a ​registeredtrademark, does that ​automatically entitle me to use that ​mark as my ​domainname?be entitled to do sth He was not entitled to receive any ​compensation under his ​employmentcontract.
(Definition of entitle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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