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grant

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of grant

  1. a sum of money allotted for a specific use by official or formal action applied for a federal grant to restore the church, one of the oldest and most architecturally significant in the state Synonyms of grant allocation, allotment, annuity, entitlement, appropriation, subsidy, subventionWords Related to grant aid, assistance, block grant, grant-in-aid, set-aside; foreign aid, relief, state aid; advance, allowance, benefit, bequest, endowment, fund, legacy, stipend, trust, trust fund


grant

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of grant

  1. 1 to accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly you will grant that she is difficult to work with Synonyms of grant acknowledge, agree, allow, concede, confess, fess (up), admit, own (up to)Words Related to grant disburden, unburden, unload; affirm, avow, confirm, profess; accept, recognize, yield; announce, break, broadcast, communicate, declare, disclose, divulge, impart, proclaim, publish, reveal, spill, tell, unveil; betray, blab, expose, give away, inform, leak, rat, squeal, talk, tattle, tip (off), warn, wise (up); breathe, say, whisperNear Antonyms of grant disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown; contradict, dispute, gainsay, negate, negative; rebut, refute, reject, repudiate; conceal, cover (up), hide, obscure, veil; kid (oneself)Antonyms of grant deny

  2. 2 to give the ownership or benefit of (something) formally or publicly by the power vested in me, I grant you the keys to the city Synonyms of grant accord, award, confer, vestWords Related to grant bestow, contribute, donate, give, present, show; furnish, provide, supply; extend, offer, proffer; allocate, appropriate, assign; appoint, designate, dub, fix, name, setNear Antonyms of grant abort, call, call off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke; abrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, void, write off; recant, retract, take back, withdraw

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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