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

— see also take for granted

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

Choose the Right Synonym for grant

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 Magistrate's recommendation to grant summary judgement in favor of the defendants was based on four grounds. Peter J Reilly, Forbes, 5 June 2021 The City Council ultimately voted 4-1 to grant Analog PDX the tax exemption, noting that the apartment followed the rules in place at the time it was permitted. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, 3 June 2021 The president also has the authority to grant pardons — making Herzog a potentially key player if Netanyahu, who is on trial for multiple corruption charges, is eventually convicted. BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2021 There were other impliations, with Russia -- an ally of Belarus -- taking several days to grant Air France and Austrian Airlines flights to Moscow the clearance to use Russian airspace to divert around Belarus, prompting cancelations. Julia Buckley, CNN, 30 May 2021 The lawsuit asks the court to grant damages and other remedies, according to Nathanson. Wayne Baker, The Enquirer, 28 May 2021 The money the city plans to grant the Paramount would come immediately from the general fund, but would be paid back by the federal American Rescue Program Act. Steve Lord, chicagotribune.com, 27 May 2021 While this may be faster and cheaper, neglecting to grant the copyright may limit a creative’s ability to recapture those rights 35 years later (as guaranteed by Section 203 of the Copyright Act). Alex Heiche, Rolling Stone, 27 May 2021 Under the state health code, pets are banned from common eating areas, but local health departments are allowed to grant exceptions. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Classical music coverage at The Sun is supported in part by a grant from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, the Rubin Institute for Music Criticism and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Elizabeth Nonemaker, baltimoresun.com, 4 June 2021 The move is funded by a grant from the McKinney Economic Development Corp.’s Innovation Fund, marking its largest relocation to date. Grace Lieberman, Dallas News, 3 June 2021 The study was supported by a grant from WW International Inc. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 1 June 2021 This story was supported by a grant from the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reporting about responses to social problems. Chanté Griffin, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 May 2021 What started as a question has turned into a five-year research project, funded by a grant from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to study the impacts of the nutritional implications of violence in Chicago. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, 21 May 2021 From 1965 through 1975, Brock conducted field and laboratory research on thermophilic microorganisms in the hot springs of the park, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. David Bressan, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 The purchases were made possible by a $3,000 grant from the Solana Beach City Council. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2021 The new Oregon Film Trail sign in Oregon City, which was partly paid for by a grant from Travel Oregon, is installed along the McLoughlin Promenade, which overlooks the former Blue Heron paper mill. oregonlive, 5 May 2021

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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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“Grant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grant. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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grant

verb

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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