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
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
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Eshoo and Lofgren said they have long been opposed to gambling and would not support legislation that would grant gaming rights to the tribe.—Shira Stein, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Jan. 2023 If push comes to shove and the House Ethics Committee finds Santos is guilty of more serious violations, Speaker McCarthy and the GOP will likely consider taking away any privileges that grant him power within the House.—Julian Zelizer, CNN, 12 Jan. 2023 Hackers frequently use phishing emails to trick users into clicking links and opening malware programs that could grant them access to corporate systems.—Belle Lin, WSJ, 11 Jan. 2023 Missouri and Indiana are the only states that grant that power to a judge.—Katie Moore The Kansas City Star (tns), al, 3 Jan. 2023 In addition, the chamber passed a bill that would grant rail workers seven sick days each year, an increase from one sick day afforded under the tentative agreement.—Max Zahn, ABC News, 30 Nov. 2022 City lawmakers are set to vote Tuesday on a deal that could grant as much as half a million dollars every year for the next three decades to the developer behind the Founders Row project.—Teo Armus, Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2022 Voters in the November election will have their say on a controversial Massachusetts law passed in June that would grant driver’s licenses to residents without legal immigration status, officials said Friday.—Jeremy C. Fox, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Sep. 2022 Westerman’s defense team asked the intermediate state appellate court, previously known as the Court of Special Appeals, to overturn the lower court’s judgment and to grant a new trial on four of the original eight charges.—Cassidy Jensen, Baltimore Sun, 12 Jan. 2023
The fire chief said the grant, split over two years, pays for the new firefighters’ salary and pension.—John Benson, cleveland, 25 Jan. 2023 Stamford’s grant, which is much smaller, will help provide data to support air pollution mitigation strategies, also focused on marginalized residents.—Jan Ellen Spiegel, Hartford Courant, 22 Jan. 2023 The chamber concert series is supported by sponsors, a grant from the RB Community Foundation, and attendee donations.—San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Jan. 2023 The grant, which is now 86.3 million pounds ($106.4 million) a year, is calculated as a percentage of the profits generated by the estate, lucrative real estate holdings that are owned by the king by virtue of his role as monarch.—Danica Kirka, Fortune, 19 Jan. 2023 The largest grant — $40,000 — went to Arizona Food Bank Network.—AZCentral.com, 8 Jan. 2023 Funding for the research is coming from a two-year, $420,750 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health.—Garrett Moore, Arkansas Online, 8 Jan. 2023 The nonprofit received the largest possible grant, of $100,000.—Taima Kern, Journal Sentinel, 5 Jan. 2023 Winning Home, a private, nonprofit charitable organization, awarded a three-year, $60,000 grant ($20,000 per year over three years) to the Woburn Community Education Foundation, which in turn donated the money to the school district.—John Laidler, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Jan. 2023 See More
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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