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 Grant (audio) \ adjective
granter \ ˈgran-​tər How to pronounce Grant (audio) \ noun
grantor \ ˈgran-​tər How to pronounce Grant (audio) , -​ˌtȯr ; gran-​ˈtȯr How to pronounce Grant (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 government will grant the Gunaikurnai – a group of roughly 3,000 people representing the region’s five major clans – two gigaliters of water from the Mitchell River annually, a move hailed by rights groups. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, "Points of Progress: Denmark ends hunt for oil deposits, and more," 8 Jan. 2021 The new rules package for the 117th Congress unveiled by House Democrats on Friday would grant a sweeping new exemption from deficit controls for legislation related to the coronavirus pandemic or efforts to curb climate change. James Freeman, WSJ, "The Pelosi Rules," 4 Jan. 2021 Council, through legislation, could also grant a time extension for acquiring a certificate. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, "One finalist selected by Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish for sheriff does not list required degree," 29 Dec. 2020 The Biden administration could further clear the backlog by working with Congress to create programs other than the asylum system to grant permanent residency to people who meet certain criteria — essentially resetting the system. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The U.S. asylum system is broken. How could it be reimagined?," 27 Dec. 2020 Created by the God of Treachery and Mischief, the Dreamstone will grant your wish, but in return, will take your most cherished possession. Katey Clifford, oregonlive, "‘Wonder Woman 1984’ on HBO Max: Skip the theater and stream it from your living room," 25 Dec. 2020 There are certainly valid reasons why a country would grant emergency use authorization for Covid-19 therapeutics or vaccines, given the death and disruption the pandemic has caused this year. Safura Abdool Karim, STAT, "Emergency use authorization of Covid-19 vaccines could hinder global access to them," 18 Dec. 2020 The Food and Drug Administration’s panel of vaccine advisers on Thursday gave the green light for federal regulators to grant Moderna’s vaccine emergency use authorization, setting the government up for another massive vaccine distribution program. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "FDA vaccine experts give positive review for Moderna coronavirus shots, clearing way for authorization," 17 Dec. 2020 The governor can only grant pardons if the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole recommend them. James Barragán, Dallas News, "Gov. Greg Abbott pardons seven Texans ahead of Christmas," 23 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This year, Cook received a new long-term equity grant, which could include as many as 1.7 million shares, depending on company performance, according to THR. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Apple CEO Tim Cook’s made $15 million last year," 6 Jan. 2021 That year, the Department of Public Safety received a $1.1 million, three-year SAKI grant to assess the problem. Anchorage Daily News, "After 3 years and $1.5 million devoted to testing rape kits, Alaska made one new arrest," 30 Dec. 2020 To help cover the cost, Brooklyn recently applied for a $150,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant. John Benson, cleveland, "Brooklyn spending $700,000 to replace John M. Coyne Recreation Center roof," 30 Dec. 2020 Skiing on trails in state parks and state forests and on state and grant-in-aid trails requires a Great Minnesota Ski Pass for those 16 years and older ($10 for a day; $25 for one year; $70 for three years). Star Tribune, "Here’s what you need to know to ski safely this season despite the coronavirus pandemic.," 5 Dec. 2020 The shortfall means academic researchers will look to both Congress and President-elect Joe Biden for help, says Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Science News Staff, Science | AAAS, "Massive 2021 U.S. spending bill leaves research advocates hoping for more," 22 Dec. 2020 Around that time, the Rogue Credit Union provided a grant for the Phoenix-Talent school system, for which RFU served hot dinners. Angelica Florio, Vogue, "When Oregon’s Wildfires Swept Through My County, Mutual Aid Brought Us Together," 22 Dec. 2020 The hefty grant, given in the form of an endowment, will support the salary of Raymond Rodriguez, the director of the Joffrey Academy of Dance, the ballet company’s official school. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Joffrey Ballet gets $3 million in new funding from Abbott Labs," 17 Dec. 2020 In West Philadelphia, a five-year, $30 million Promise Neighborhood grant went into effect in 2017. Washington Post, "As Harlem Children’s Zone moves to export its model nationwide, other city programs offer cautionary tales," 11 Dec. 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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The first known use of grant was in the 13th century

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15 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Grant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grant. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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