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
Antonyms for grant
Related Words for grantallocation, handout, assistance, allotment, award, subsidy, fellowship, donation, appropriation, stipend, charity, contribution, reward, endowment, concession, scholarship, cede, accord, give, transfer
Examples from the Web for grant
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 13, 2014
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
December 3, 2014
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
The archaeologist Sarah Nelson is in her eighties, and she would go dig in China this minute if she could get grant money.The Real-Life Raiders of the Lost Ark
November 14, 2014
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
November 13, 2014
Historical Examples of grant
But if we grant all this licence, what can it effect after all?A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
Yet she would not take back the words either, nor would she grant the veil.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
We had many generals who were greater than Grant, but they were troubled with imaginations.In the Midst of Alarms
Heaven rest his soul, and grant that he may not have completed The Excursion!P.'s Correspondence (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
Do they think I will grant them liberties that would make me a slave?Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
- to accept or assume without questionone takes certain amenities for granted
- to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc, of (a person)
Word Origin for grant
c.1200, "allowance, consent, permission," from Anglo-French graunter, from Old French granter, collateral variant of creanter "to promise, guarantee, confirm, authorize," from Latin credentem (nominative credens), present participle of credere "to believe, to trust" (see credo).
early 13c., "to allow, consent, permit," from Old French granter (see grant (n.)). Meaning "admit, acknowledge" is from c.1300; hence to take (something) for granted (1610s). Related: Granted; granting.