grant

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

Definition of grant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 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 (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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The president appears poised in the coming weeks to weigh declaring a national climate emergency, a move that would grant him sweeping new authorities to tackle rising temperatures. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 20 July 2022 The president appears poised in the coming weeks to weigh declaring a national climate emergency, a move that would grant him sweeping new authorities to tackle rising temperatures. Jacob Bogage, BostonGlobe.com, 20 July 2022 Iowa recently dedicated $100 million in new funds that will grant schools up to $50,000 per building for security measures. Jon Schuppe, NBC News, 12 July 2022 Smart locks and other hardware that grant guests, maintenance, cleaning and other parties secure and reliable access to the space without the presence of a manager or owner. Demetrios Barnes, Forbes, 5 July 2022 Dreamers is some type of executive action that would grant them legal status and work authorization. Teresa Mathew, The New Yorker, 22 June 2022 The immediate cause for Bennett's decision was the looming expiration of laws that grant West Bank settlers special legal status. Ilan Ben Zion, ajc, 20 June 2022 Township police officials in Northeast Ohio are pushing DeWine to sign a bill that would grant them the authority to ticket drivers on interstates, Kaylee Remington and Olivia Mitchell report. cleveland, 14 June 2022 The latter option is one that could be threatened by laws that grant IVF embryos legal status, experts say. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 8 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The National Association of Theatre Owners California-Nevada is awarding $427,500 in 2022 community grant funds designed to support a variety of arts and social service organizations, including 20 Feeding America food banks. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Aug. 2022 Also, most state education agencies have at least one grant or scholarship available to residents. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, 4 Aug. 2022 The company has won investment money from Israeli and UK venture capital firms and received an Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) grant as well as some accelerator money. Erik Kobayashi-solomon, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022 Both continue to push for a bill in Congress that would create a $5 billion competitive grant program to support fare-free transit programs across the country. Taylor Dolven, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Aug. 2022 Businesses can use the grant funds on buying equipment, payroll, marketing, expanding location and more. Lucas Daprile, cleveland, 3 Aug. 2022 On education, Dixon believes Michigan's per-pupil grant should follow the student, including to private schools, which would require a constitutional amendment. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 3 Aug. 2022 Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to announce $1 billion in grant programs Monday for states to use to address flooding and extreme heat made worse by climate change. Cady Stanton, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2022 The aid will be granted through a special grant track of the investments and development authority for industry and the economy at the ministry of economy and industry. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 1 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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More Definitions for grant

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

grant

transitive verb

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

Grant biographical name (1)

\ ˈgrant How to pronounce Grant (audio) \

Definition of Grant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Grant

biographical name (2)

Definition of Grant (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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