to bestow or confer, especially by a formal act: to grant a charter.
to give or accord: to grant permission.
to agree or accede to: to grant a request.
to admit or concede; accept for the sake of argument: I grant that point.
to transfer or convey, especially by deed or writing: to grant property.
something granted, as a privilege or right, a sum of money, or a tract of land: Several major foundations made large grants to fund the research project.
the act of granting.
Law. a transfer of property.
a geographical unit in Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire, originally a grant of land to a person or group of people.
Idioms about grant
take for granted,
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.
- grant·a·ble, adjective
- grant·ed·ly, adverb
- granter, noun
- re·grant, verb (used with object), noun
- su·per·grant, noun
- un·grant·a·ble, adjective
Other definitions for Grant (2 of 2)
Cary Archibald Leach, 1904–86, U.S. actor, born in England.
He·ber Jed·e·di·ah [hee-ber jed-i-dahy-uh], /ˈhi bər ˌdʒɛd ɪˈdaɪ ə/, 1856–1945, U.S. president of the Mormon Church 1918–45.
Ulysses S(impson) 1822–85, 18th president of the U.S. 1869–77: Union general in the Civil War.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “large, great.”
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How to use grant in a sentence
Clark acknowledged all cheer team members were invited to the optional club practices except grant’s daughter and Ingalls’ daughter.School Sports Became ‘Clubs’ Amid the Pandemic – Now Two Coaches Are Out | Ashly McGlone | September 17, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
In sum, as grant wrote last year, “Managers are constantly betting on the wrong people—and turning down the right ones.”The startup Adam Grant is betting on to fix bias in hiring is out of stealth mode | Sarah Todd | September 15, 2020 | Quartz
Bradford used the money to pay her previously full-time workers for their reduced hours, which meant that the loan should turn into a grant.The Big Corporate Rescue and the America That’s Too Small to Save | by Lydia DePillis, Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel | September 12, 2020 | ProPublica
A McKinsey analysis of 54 countries estimates that governments had committed $10 trillion by June, through grants, loans, and furlough payments to unemployment benefits and welfare.
This story was supported by a “Reporters in the Field” cross-border grant, hosted by n-ost and the Robert Bosch Foundation.Eastern Germany Picks Up Polish for Children’s Future | Charu Kasturi | September 8, 2020 | Ozy
And then that chorus kicks in, and the young lady formerly known as Lizzy grant transforms into the princess of darkness.The 14 Best Songs of 2014: Bobby Shmurda, Future Islands, Drake, and More | Marlow Stern | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 1945 or 1946, Hitch and Alma were in New York with Cary grant and Ingrid Bergman, on a publicity tour.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The single employer rightly knows that there is a wage higher than he can pay and hours shorter than he can grant.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
When shall fond woman cease to give—when shall mean and sordid man be satisfied with something less than all she has to grant?
You will grant that the individual in the controversy would likely be able to judge more correctly with regard to values?The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
Democracy, let us grant it, is the best system of government as yet operative in this world of sin.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
This evidently explains but little of the real reason both of the grant and its limitation.
British Dictionary definitions for grant (1 of 2)
to consent to perform or fulfil: to grant a wish
(may take a clause as object) to permit as a favour, indulgence, etc: to grant an interview
(may take a clause as object) to acknowledge the validity of; concede: I grant what you say is true
to bestow, esp in a formal manner
to transfer (property) to another, esp by deed; convey
take for granted
to accept or assume without question: one takes certain amenities for granted
to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc, of (a person)
a sum of money provided by a government, local authority, or public fund to finance educational study, overseas aid, building repairs, etc
a privilege, right, etc, that has been granted
the act of granting
a transfer of property by deed or other written instrument; conveyance
US a territorial unit in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, originally granted to an individual or organization
- grantable, adjective
- granter, noun
British Dictionary definitions for Grant (2 of 2)
Cary, real name Alexander Archibald Leach. 1904–86, US film actor, born in England. His many films include Bringing up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), and Mr Blandings Builds his Dream House (1948)
Duncan (James Corrowr). 1885–1978, British painter and designer
Ulysses S (impson), real name Hiram Ulysses Grant. 1822–85, 18th president of the US (1869–77); commander in chief of Union forces in the American Civil War (1864–65)
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