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grant

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verb \ˈgrant\

Definition of grant

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to consent to carry out for a person :  allow fulfillment of grant a requestb :  to permit as a right, privilege, or favor luggage allowances granted to passengers

  3. 2 :  to bestow or transfer formally grant a scholarship to a student; specifically :  to give the possession or title of by a deed

  4. 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

grantable

play \ˈgran-tə-bəl\ adjective

granter

play \ˈgran-tər\ noun

grantor

play \ˈgran-tər, -ˌtȯr; gran-ˈtȯr\ noun

Examples of grant in a Sentence

  1. The mayor refused to grant my request for an interview.

  2. The court granted the motion for a new trial.

  3. I cannot grant you that wish.

  4. We haven't yet been granted access to the archive.

  5. The country was granted independence in 1950.

  6. The judge granted custody of the children to their mother.

  7. I grant that he's a talented writer, but I just don't find his books very interesting.

  8. The house is not perfect, I grant you that.

Origin and Etymology of grant

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


First Known Use: 13th century

Synonym Discussion of grant

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

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grant

noun

Definition of grant

  1. 1 :  the act of granting

  2. 2 :  something granted; especially :  a gift (as of land or money) for a particular purpose

  3. 3a :  a transfer of property by deed or writingb :  the instrument (see 1instrument 4) by which such a transfer is made; also :  the property so transferred

  4. 4 :  a minor territorial division of Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont originally granted by the state to an individual or institution

Examples of grant in a Sentence

  1. Her study is being funded by a federal grant.

  2. They wrote a grant proposal to get funding for the project.

Origin and Etymology of grant

see 1grant


First Known Use: 13th century


Grant

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biographical name \ˈgrant\

Definition of Grant

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


Grant

biographical name

Definition of Grant

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



GRANT Defined for English Language Learners

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grant

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verb \ˈgrant\

Definition of grant for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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grant

noun

Definition of grant for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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grant

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verb \ˈgrant\

Definition of grant for Students

granted

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granting

  1. 1 :  to agree to do, give, or allow I'll grant you three wishes. The teacher granted an extension.

  2. 2 :  to give legally or formally The country was granted independence.

  3. 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


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grant

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noun

Definition of grant for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of giving or agreeing to

  2. 2 :  something given a land grant


Law Dictionary

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grant

transitive verb

Legal Definition of grant

  1. 1 :  to permit as a right or privilege grant a new trial the Supreme Court granted certiorari

  2. 2 :  to bestow or transfer formally; specifically :  to transfer the possession or title of by a deed :  convey


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grant

noun

Legal Definition of grant

  1. 1 :  the act of granting

  2. 2 :  something granted; especially :  a gift (as of land or money) for a particular purpose

  3. 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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