grant

verb
\ ˈgrant How to pronounce grant (audio) \
granted; granting; grants

Definition of grant

 (Entry 1 of 4)

transitive verb

1a : to consent to carry out for a person : allow fulfillment of grant a request
b : to permit as a right, privilege, or favor luggage allowances granted to passengers
2 : to bestow or transfer formally grant a scholarship to a student specifically : to give the possession or title of by a deed
3a : to be willing to concede I grant you that the house is not in perfect condition.
b : to assume to be true granting that you are correct

grant

noun

Definition of grant (Entry 2 of 4)

1 : the act of granting
2 : something granted especially : a gift (as of land or money) for a particular purpose
3a : a transfer of property by deed or writing
b : the instrument (see instrument entry 1 sense 5) by which such a transfer is made also : the property so transferred
4 : a minor territorial division of Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont originally granted by the state to an individual or institution

Grant

biographical name (1)
\ ˈgrant How to pronounce Grant (audio) \

Definition of Grant (Entry 3 of 4)

Cary 1904–1986 originally Archibald Alexander Leach American (British-born) actor

Grant

biographical name (2)

Definition of Grant (Entry 4 of 4)

Ulysses S. 1822–1885 originally Hiram Ulysses Grant American general; 18th president of the U.S. (1869–77)

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Other Words from grant

Verb

grantable \ ˈgran-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce grantable (audio) \ adjective
granter \ ˈgran-​tər How to pronounce granter (audio) \ noun
grantor \ ˈgran-​tər How to pronounce grantor (audio) , -​ˌtȯr ; gran-​ˈtȯr How to pronounce grantor (audio) \ noun

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Verb

grant, concede, vouchsafe, accord, award mean to give as a favor or a right. grant implies giving to a claimant or petitioner something that could be withheld. granted them a new hearing concede implies yielding something reluctantly in response to a rightful or compelling claim. even her critics concede she can be charming vouchsafe implies granting something as a courtesy or an act of gracious condescension. vouchsafed the secret to only a few chosen disciples accord implies giving to another what is due or proper. accorded all the honors befitting a head of state award implies giving what is deserved or merited usually after a careful weighing of pertinent factors. awarded the company a huge defense contract

Examples of grant in a Sentence

Verb The mayor refused to grant my request for an interview. The court granted the motion for a new trial. I cannot grant you that wish. We haven't yet been granted access to the archive. The country was granted independence in 1950. The judge granted custody of the children to their mother. I grant that he's a talented writer, but I just don't find his books very interesting. The house is not perfect, I grant you that. Noun Her study is being funded by a federal grant. They wrote a grant proposal to get funding for the project.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Food and Drug Administration is likely to grant emergency use authorizations to coronavirus vaccine makers, enabling them to begin distributing the vaccine before all of the safety data is available. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, "Serious challenges lie ahead for the COVID-19 vaccine," 19 Nov. 2020 After downloading the app, users can grant it access to their Apple Contacts and Gmail. Arielle Pardes, Wired, "Marissa Mayer’s Next Act Is Here," 18 Nov. 2020 The court did not grant leave to appeal before the members of the board met. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, "GOP members of Wayne County Board of Canvassers vote against certifying election results," 17 Nov. 2020 These memberships, which will auto-renew unless canceled before the next year, will grant you 365-day access to a wealth of courses taught by successful athletes, actors, scientists, mixologists and way more. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "MasterClass lets you take classes taught by celebrities—and it's buy one, get one free," 13 Nov. 2020 In that case, the U.S. Department of Labor could sue gig companies for failing to pay minimum wage and overtime, and the National Labor Relations Board could grant petitions for unionization elections. Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg.com, "Election Day Gave Uber and Lyft a Whole New Road Map," 8 Nov. 2020 So perhaps this matchup will grant some class relief to Bennett IV. Christopher Smith, al, "Florida vs. Georgia betting line, picks, odds and predictions," 6 Nov. 2020 And most democracies either grant time off for voting or have it on a nonworking day. Trudy Rubin, Star Tribune, "How the world views the U.S. election: Not pretty," 5 Nov. 2020 Prop 22 will grant some benefit concessions, but not the full suite of protections employees would get, such as workers' compensation or unemployment insurance. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, "After Prop 22 vote, all eyes are on Uber earnings," 5 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The project, which began in August 2019, was funded by a Lilly Endowment grant. Alexandria Burris, The Indianapolis Star, "Indiana lost more 'good' jobs than it gained, study says," 20 Nov. 2020 For a complete list of grant recipients, click here. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "See who is getting a share of $20 million in relief for arts and culture groups across Ohio," 20 Nov. 2020 Vanessa Morelan, who runs the clean car grant program at Grid Alternatives Bay Area, a nonprofit, helped walk Katz-Ali through the process. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "‘Silicon Valley dudes buying Teslas’: California struggles to expand electric-car market," 20 Nov. 2020 The preliminary design work was covered by a $250,000 grant. Michael Hamad, courant.com, "$10M proposal to transform Main Street in downtown Hartford includes roundabout, bike lanes, street trees," 20 Nov. 2020 The end of the partnership hasn’t jeopardized the $900 million federal grant or other funding sources such as Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans, state officials say. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland’s Purple Line has uncertain future after contractor quits, claiming $800M in overruns," 19 Nov. 2020 The Arizona Community Foundation provides the grant application portal and manages the collection of donations and distribution of grants. Ebony Day, The Arizona Republic, "Benevilla helps 10,000 older adults in the West Valley each year. Here's how," 19 Nov. 2020 Projects aimed at reviving the rapidly sinking and eroding wetlands east of New Orleans are getting a boost of more than $3 million from the country's largest conservation grant provider. Tristan Baurick, NOLA.com, "The wetlands that defend New Orleans from storms are dying. Two big grants hope to change that.," 19 Nov. 2020 El Cajon Boulevard Streetscape Improvements are coming thanks in part to a $2.5 million grant from San Diego Association of Governments and another $250,000 through the San Diego River Conservancy via the 2018 Proposition 68 Park and Water Bond Act. Karen Pearlman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "El Cajon Boulevard streetscape improvements continue," 19 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of grant

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for grant

Verb and Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French granter, graanter, from Vulgar Latin *credentare, from Latin credent-, credens, present participle of credere to believe — more at creed

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“Grant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grant. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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More Definitions for grant

grant

verb
How to pronounce Grant (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of grant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to agree to do, give, or allow (something asked for or hoped for)
: to give (something) legally or formally
: to admit (something) although it does not agree with or support your opinion

grant

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grant (Entry 2 of 2)

: an amount of money that is given to someone by a government, a company, etc., to be used for a particular purpose (such as scientific research)
: an area of land that is given to someone by a government

grant

verb
\ ˈgrant How to pronounce grant (audio) \
granted; granting

Kids Definition of grant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to agree to do, give, or allow I'll grant you three wishes. The teacher granted an extension.
2 : to give legally or formally The country was granted independence.
3 : to admit to or agree with “She's a little one-sided, I grant you,” Mrs. Murry said …— Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

grant

noun

Kids Definition of grant (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act of giving or agreeing to
2 : something given a land grant

Legal Definition of grant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to permit as a right or privilege grant a new trial the Supreme Court granted certiorari
2 : to bestow or transfer formally specifically : to transfer the possession or title of by a deed : convey

grant

noun

Legal Definition of grant (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act of granting
2 : something granted especially : a gift (as of land or money) for a particular purpose
3a : a transfer of property by deed or writing
b : the instrument by which such a transfer is made also : the property so transferred

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