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
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Examples from the Web for granted
Contemporary Examples of granted
But that stability can be withdrawn as easily as it was granted.Cambodia’s Smoke-and-Mirrors Democracy
January 9, 2015
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
But Bratton himself has granted that black people “of all classes” have told him they fear the police.We Need Our Police to Be Better Than This
December 31, 2014
As far as finally being acknowledged herself with that elusive Academy gold, well, Moore says she would not take it for granted.Julianne Moore Is Oscar Gold in ‘Still Alice’
December 24, 2014
At this point, the developed world takes the internet for granted.Silicon Valley Sets Its Sights on Africa
December 22, 2014
Historical Examples of granted
Our Government has no power except that granted it by the people.
I know not, Bella, that I ever asked any thing unfit to be granted.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
In general we take our good things for granted, complaining that they are not better.The Conquest of Fear
Such a student cannot assume that Paul ever took anything for granted.Understanding the Scriptures
The boys, like Dunk, had simply made the mistake of taking too much for granted.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
- 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.
see take for granted.