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entitle to

Meaning: If you are entitled to something, you have the right to have it or the right to do it.

For example:

  • entitle sb to sth Citizenship entitles people in Cuba to free health care and free education to tertiary level.

  • be entitled to do sth Did you know that descendants of the people who lived in Australia before Europeans started living there in the 1700's weren't entitled to vote in national elections until the 1960's?

Quick Quiz:

Most people in the world are entitled to
  1. freedom of movement
  2. expensive holidays
  3. foreign travel

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