verb (used with object)
- to accept without question or objection; assume: Your loyalty to the cause is taken for granted.
- to use, accept, or treat in a careless or indifferent manner: A marriage can be headed for trouble if either spouse begins to take the other for granted.
Origin of grant
SYNONYMS FOR grant
Definition for grant (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for grant
Grant's pal Howard Hughes offered to fly them back to Los Angeles in his private plane.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But a project out of Stanford University is hoping to grant Turkers agency—and might begin to revolutionize the industry.Amazon’s Turkers Kick Off the First Crowdsourced Labor Guild|Kevin Zawacki|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It does not grant citizenship or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive.Will 5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Take Obama's Tough Love Immigration Deal?|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The archaeologist Sarah Nelson is in her eighties, and she would go dig in China this minute if she could get grant money.
It was my opportunity to grant Cora an independent moment away from being a mother, and being a wife.Elizabeth McGovern on the ‘Downton Abbey’ Xmas Album and Lady Grantham’s Kiss with George Clooney|Marlow Stern|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I suppose there'll be a grant of money next year from the public purse, for private speckelation won't make it pay anyhow.Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)|Various
The king received them graciously, and promised to grant them whatever largess they should request.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger
That there are difficulties in the way of believing thus, I grant; that there are impossibilities, I deny.Hope of the Gospel|George MacDonald
A Hessian muttered something in German, and Grant dropped the point of his sword with an oath.My Lady of Doubt|Randall Parrish
"And he will hear your prayer, he will grant your petition," her father replied in moved tones.Elsie at Viamede|Martha Finley
British Dictionary definitions for grant (1 of 2)
- to accept or assume without questionone takes certain amenities for granted
- to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc, of (a person)