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
Examples from the Web for granted
But that stability can be withdrawn as easily as it was granted.
Granted, James is in an office in the Pentagon, and not on the front lines.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As far as finally being acknowledged herself with that elusive Academy gold, well, Moore says she would not take it for granted.
At this point, the developed world takes the internet for granted.
This month a judge intervened and granted a 30-day temporary stay on police action against Abbott.
The enormous grant which had been made at the outset for three years was already spent and a fresh supply had to be granted.History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)|John Richard Green
I remember I told Giles, when I had recovered myself a little, that he had taken things too much for granted.Uncle Max|Rosa Nouchette Carey
This was granted them, thanks to the perseverance and energy of our remonstrances.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China|Evariste Regis Huc
Evidently it was to be taken quietly for granted that these two were engaged.The Guests Of Hercules|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Most morphologists of the younger generations now take these terms for granted, without remembering the name of their founder.The Last Link|Ernst Haeckel
British Dictionary definitions for granted (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)
Derived Formsgrantable, adjectivegranter, noun
Word Origin for grant
British Dictionary definitions for granted (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with granted
see take for granted.