entitle vs title what difference

what is difference between entitle and title

English

Alternative forms

  • entitule (archaic)
  • intitle (archaic or nonstandard)

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman entitler, from Old French entiteler, (French intituler), from Late Latin intitulare.

Pronunciation

  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ənˈtaɪtəl/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ənˈtaɪ.təl/, /ɛnˈtaɪ.təl/
  • Rhymes: -aɪtəl

Verb

entitle (third-person singular simple present entitles, present participle entitling, simple past and past participle entitled)

  1. To give a title to. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. To dignify by an honorary designation.
  3. To give power or authority (to do something).
    A passport entitles the bearer to travel to other countries.
  4. To give rightful ownership.
  5. To give a title to a book, film, play, etc.

Synonyms

  • (give a title to): designate, name; see also Thesaurus:denominate
  • (dignify by an honorary designation): elevate, ennoble, invest
  • (give power, authority): empower, enable, qualify
  • (give rightful ownership):
  • (give a title to a book): name

Derived terms

  • entitlement

Translations

Anagrams

  • Linette, titlene


English

Etymology

From Middle English title, titel, from Old English titul (title, heading, superscription), from Latin titulus (title, inscription). Doublet of tilde, tittle, and titulus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaɪtl̩/
  • Rhymes: -aɪtəl
  • Hyphenation: ti‧tle

Noun

title (plural titles)

  1. A prefix (honorific) or suffix (post-nominal) added to a person’s name to signify either veneration, official position or a professional or academic qualification. See also Category:Titles
  2. (law) Legal right to ownership of a property; a deed or other certificate proving this.
  3. In canon law, that by which a beneficiary holds a benefice.
  4. A church to which a priest was ordained, and where he was to reside.
  5. The name of a book, film, musical piece, painting, or other work of art.
  6. A publication.
  7. A section or division of a subject, as of a law or a book.
  8. (chiefly in the plural) A written title, credit, or caption shown with a film, video, or performance.
  9. (bookbinding) The panel for the name, between the bands of the back of a book.
  10. The subject of a writing; a short phrase that summarizes the entire topic.
  11. A division of an act of law
  12. (sports) The recognition given to the winner of a championship in sports.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:title

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

title (third-person singular simple present titles, present participle titling, simple past and past participle titled)

  1. (transitive) To assign a title to; to entitle.

Translations

Anagrams

  • t-lite

German

Pronunciation

Verb

title

  1. inflection of titeln:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

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