To give a name or title to
To give authority to
Its purity of style and the fact that it was long a standard work entitle it to a mention here.
His brilliant researches in the theory of numbers entitle him to rank as the founder of the modern theory.
Apples are grown in such quantities as to entitle the county to the title applied to it, the orchard of Ireland.
28-29), that mere physical descent could not entitle a Jew to the promises.
from the university of Dublin, he neither sought nor received the ordinary rewards to which his discoveries would entitle him.